House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) evidently wrote to former Fox News reporter Diana Falzone and had the nerve to demand that she turn over any documents relating to Trump’s alleged extramarital affairs. This is an out and out abuse of power, invasion of privacy, and Cummungs has absolutely no standing to demand such a thing.
This persecution of President Trump, as well as Fox News, has been going on non-stop since he began to run for office. It never ends. Any story that is considered the least bit off is fed to the mainstream Marxist media who put out propagandic lies all day long in order to assist in a shadow coup against the president.
Cummings is demanding to know why Fox News refused to participate in denigrating Donald Trump when the network decided to not publish a story prior to the 2016 election about an alleged affair between porn star Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump a decade earlier. Since when do Cummings and the Democrats feel they control what Fox News does and doesn’t do? Freedom of the press is evidently something they only covet for the left.
Cummings is evidently getting his news from the leftist New Yorker that ran an article that alleged Fox News executive Ken LaCorte killed the story in order to protect Trump. Whether he did or not is neither here nor there… it’s none of Cummings’ business. For the record, in an op-ed he wrote for Mediaite, LaCorte vehemently denied the New Yorker story. He stated that he was unable to find corroborating evidence before rejecting the story. It should be noted that Fox was not alone in declining to run the story. Sounds like actual journalistic ethics… I can see how that would confuse the left.
As LaCorte points out, “If House Oversight can launch an investigation based on the ridiculous notion that publishing, or even more bizarrely not publishing, a story can be construed as an in-kind campaign contribution, then no journalist in America is safe from government intimidation. It’s a vast overreach of power and I won’t have any part of it.”
This is an effort to show that Fox News has somehow violated campaign finance rules by silencing the Stormy Daniels story. Funny how Cummings never went after social media for promoting as well as quelling certain stories on Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. Once again, the rules only apply to the right. The left thinks they can do whatever the hell they want. The power these people are trying to grab is absolutely terrifying.
From Illicit Info:
“Then there’s the untold hundreds of millions (billions?) of dollars in support the mainstream media gave in positive press to Hillary Clinton and their willingness to suppress damaging stories – Uranium One, Skolkovo, as well as the State Department’s pedophile scandal.
“The Marxist media also refused to report on Peter Schweitzer’s explosive expose, Clinton Cash, that chronicled how she leveraged her position as Secretary of State to build a net worth greater than $100 million.
“All the while the same Marxist media regaled us with nothing but negative stories about Donald Trump.
“However, the far more significant issue Cummings is brushing up against is his attempt to exercise government oversight and control over the editorial content of the press.
“LaCorte explained the dangerous path Cummings had embarked on in his op-ed:
“Falzone’s lawyer announced that she would comply with the committee. I won’t.
“If House Oversight can launch an investigation based on the ridiculous notion that publishing, or even more bizarrely not publishing, a story can be construed as an in-kind campaign contribution, then no journalist in America is safe from government intimidation. It’s a vast overreach of power, and I won’t have any part of it.
“To be clear, I fully support Fox News lifting Falzone’s non-disclosure agreement so that she can make her case publicly, without leaks or lawyers. But neither editorial decisions nor joke writing should be a subject of government approval.”
The Democrats have proven time and again since Trump took office that they have no regard for the law or the Constitution. Our individual liberties mean nothing to them and this is just one more symptom of the rot that infects the Democratic Party these days. The Dems despise and fear President Trump just as a vampire does holy water. They are becoming increasingly rabid and desperate. Watch it, fellas, your Marxism is showing.
In case Chairman Cummings has forgotten: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of people to peacefully assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” To be clear, investigating Fox for its editorial decisions is an abridgment of their rights. It is none of the government’s business what decisions are made at Fox News.
The left is showing here that they want the government to fully control the media. Freedom of speech and the press will end if the Democrats win the presidency. President Trump must win in 2020 if this nation and our Constitutional rights are to survive.