Activists Are Using the FCC to Target Political Enemies

By | September 14, 2023


AFP Foundation Senior Policy Analyst David Voorman recently published this piece for National Review, discussing the chilling impact of using government to end freedom of speech. Read the article at National Review’s site here.

The Federal Communications Commission recently opened a public-comment period about whether the agency should renew the broadcast license of a local Fox television station. The reason? Criticism over how Fox News — the cable company — covered the 2020 election.

Government officials cracking down on news outlets they don’t like is concerning regardless of your opinion of the media’s coverage of certain events.

Calls for censorship started in July, when the Media and Democracy Project filed a petition with the FCC to deny the license renewal of WTXF-TV, a Philadelphia Fox affiliate. It argued that…….