Lauren Boebert Rages On DirecTV For Removing Popular Conservative Network

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Firebrand Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) delivered fiery comments about the apparent censorship of other Conservatives in the world of media and is reportedly furious at DirecTV for removing Newsmax.

Boebert took the opportunity of Newsmax being de-platformed by DirectTV to warn American about what she believes could come next.

Boebert was introduced at the House session by fellow Republican Colorado Rep. Ken Buck, who said that she is “a young person who has set this place on fire since she’s been here.”

“Thank you so much. Definitely not literally. At midnight Tuesday, January 24th, 2023, Newsmax was removed from DirectTV’s stream, and U-verse denied 13 million customers to this highly-rated news channel. This is not the first time that we’ve seen this, and I’m afraid that it won’t be the last time that we are seeing this here in our great country. OAN, and was de-platformed by Direct TV in April of 2022. So what’s next? Fox News? Will the Weather Channel be canceled next, if they refuse to bow to the left’s alter of climate change,” Boebert then went on to say.

“What about the History Channel? We see on a regular basis, the left wants to erase history and deny the truth. How about TBN? There has definitely been an increase in disdain and intolerance by many liberals for Christian beliefs simply by saying we love Jesus. So is TBN next?” the representative said.

“Americans are tired of cancel culture. Conservatives are not being treated fairly. We’re the ones who are censored by big tech. We’re the ones targeted and called domestic terrorists when moms and dads show up at school board meetings. We’re the ones targeted by the IRS because our organizations have the word patriot in their name. If you’re a conservative pastor, the government persecutes you. If you’re a liberal pastor, well, Joe Biden shows up to your church whether he realizes he’s there or not,” she said.

“Will the Weather Channel be canceled next if they refuse to bow to the left’s altar of climate change?” — Lauren Boebert on the House floor on DirecTV dropping Newsmax,”Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) posted on Twitter on February 1, 2023.

DirecTV said that the decision was not based on politics but on finances, according to a report  about Boebert’s comments, by Carmine Sabia for Conservative Brief, who noted:

“On multiple occasions, we made it clear to Newsmax that we wanted to continue to offer the network, but ultimately Newsmax’s demands for rate increases would have led to significantly higher costs that we would have to pass on to our broad customer base,” the company said.

Fox News is currently dominating cable news with the highest-rated shows all coming from the network, Sabia noted.

It just got fantastic news about one of its flagship shows, “The Five.”

The show has become the most watched show in cable news, averaging a total audience of 3.332 million viewers for the week that ended January 22nd, Nielsen ratings showed, Forbes reported.

“After The Five, the highest-rated shows of the week were Tucker Carlson Tonight (3.086 million viewers), Jesse Watters Primetime (2.647 million viewers), Hannity (2.386 million viewers), and Special Report with Bret Baier (2.367 million viewers)—all airing on the Fox News Channel,” the report said.

Forbes reported: “In prime time, Fox News led the cable news networks with an average total audience of 1.996 million viewers—beating CNN and MSNBC combined. Overall, Fox had fully 92 of the 100 highest-rated cable news telecasts for the week. Among viewers 25-54, the demographic group most valued by advertisers, Tucker Carlson Tonight was first with 442,000 viewers, followed by The Five (374,000 viewers), Hannity (303,000 viewers), Jesse Watters Primetime (266,000 viewers) and Special Report with Bret Baier (256,000 viewers).”

Sabia continued with more details:

And its morning show, “Fox & Friends” crushed its competitors with a total audience of 1.260 million viewers as the MSNBC show “Morning Joe” averaged 760,000 viewers and “CNN This Morning” had its worst week with 331,000 viewers.

And the Fox News show “Gutfeld” continued to crush its competition with 2.010 million viewers, ahead of the ABC show “Jimmy Kimmel Live” which averaged 1.819 million viewers and “The Tonight Show” on NBC hosted by Jimmy Fallon which averaged 1.278 million viewers.

His Fox News show “Gutfeld!” has ruled late-night television, averaging 2.1 million viewers through 2022, Nielsen Media Research showed, the Washington Times reported.

“The size of that viewing audience bests both NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’ and ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ and also consistently trumps such cable rivals as Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ and HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’ and ‘Real Time With Bill Maher,’” the report said.

Vox, known to be more of a liberal news organization, opined that “The biggest comedy show on late-night right now is not on ABC or NBC or CBS or Fox. It’s not on Comedy Central. It’s certainly not streaming. It’s on Fox News, and its name is ‘Gutfeld!’”

CNN is reportedly working on its own late-night show to compete with Gutfeld, examining more progressive candidates for the job.

“Brass at the famously progressive news network have reportedly floated names such as Bill Maher, Trevor Noah, Arsenio Hall, and Jon Stewart, as candidates, to offer a nontraditional, late-night-esque take on the day’s news. Fox News has found success with ‘Gutfeld!,’ the late-night comedy show hosted by Greg Gutfeld,” the Daily Mail said.


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