(JustPatriots.com)- After a contract between the One America News Network and Verizon Fios was set to expire at the end of July, Verizon reportedly said that they will not reach a deal to renew it. The decision not to renew the contract comes amidst left-wing activists complained and whined to the provider to remove the conservative network off of the air.
Leftist organizations like Media Matters and Free Press, as well as Democrat politicians like Representatives Anna Eshoo and Jerry McNerney did what they do best and screamed as loud as they could for Verizon to follow AT&T DirecTV’s suit and cancel OAN.
Eshoo and McNerney, who sit on the House Energy Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology overseeing telecom regulators, wrote to cable and satellite companies, including DirecTV, Verizon, Comcast and Cox, stating, “We are concerned about the role” each distributor “plays in disseminating misinformation to millions of [its] subscribers, and we write to you to request additional information about what actions [each distributor] is taking to address these issues.”
New York Republican Representative Elise Stefanik is against these blacklisting efforts, saying in a recent interview with OAN that the provider is taking consumers’ choice away when it comes to what information they want. “It’s not up to Verizon to determine what American citizens, what information they can access. That’s up to the consumer themselves,” said Stefanik.
Verizon disputes claims that its decision was political, saying only that sometimes “broadcasters and cable networks demand unacceptable price increases,” but the provider fails to accuse OAN of making those demands. As Breitbart reports, a Soros-funded non-profit called “Common Cause,” demanded that smaller carriers also drop OAN.
“We hope those remaining small pay-tv providers and streaming services still carrying OANN will follow suit and deprive the outlet of any platform to spread harmful conspiracy theories,” said Common Cause in a statement.