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Sen. Cornyn to Newsmax: DirecTV Needs 'Diversity of Information'

By    |   Wednesday, 08 March 2023 07:38 PM EST

On Wednesday morning, Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., teased that there could be congressional "hearings in the works" regarding conservative media companies being censored, or in the case of Newsmax, being deplatformed by DirecTV back in late January — a controversial move that remains a daily talking point in Congress.

And on Wednesday night, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, reiterated that congressional leaders are trying to preserve conservative media's access to freedom of expression, particularly in the cable realm.

"I believe that people need access to a diversity of information, because it's too easy for one side or the other to propagandize," Cornyn said to Newsmax, while appearing on "Spicer & Co." with hosts Sean Spicer and Lyndsay Keith.

DirecTV customers call toll free at 877-763-9762 to complain, demand Newsmax is returned! Oppose censorship!

Cornyn continued: "I certainly would support Newsmax getting back ... with DirecTV, and that people get access to good, quality information across the board."

The Newsmax-DirecTV dispute can still be resolved by the principal parties, said Cornyn, "but it's certainly something that I will look into, to see if there's a role for Congress to play."

Newsmax currently ranks as the No. 4 news network in the cable landscape and a top 20 channel overall.

The network also reaches 25 million Americans every week, according to the Nielsen ratings.

When AT&T's DirecTV purged Newsmax from the channel lineup, it cited "cost-cutting" measures.

However, AT&T's DirecTV already carries 22 liberal news channels — many of which draw considerably lower ratings than Newsmax; and those same channels get paid license fees.

Actions to Take Now

1. DirecTV customers call toll free at 877-763-9762 to complain, demand Newsmax is back on air!

2. Call your congressman or senator at 202-224-3121 and demand they stop AT&T/DirecTV's censorship of NEWSMAX — ask them to give you a date on the hearings!

3. Go to our online petition and get more info: iWantNewsmax.com.

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On Wednesday morning, Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., teased that there could be congressional "hearings in the works" regarding conservative media companies being censored – a controversial move that remains a daily talking point in Congress.
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