House Democrats Ask AT&T, Verizon, Others to Pull Fox News: Do You Plan to Keep Carrying it, and ‘If So, Why?’

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A pair of House Democrats asked television providers including AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast on Monday whether they would consider dropping Fox News, Newsmax and One America News from its cable offerings.

California Reps. Anna Eshoo and Jerry McNerney made their inquiry in a Monday letter to AT&T CEO John Stankey and other industry executives. “Misinformation on TV has led to our current polluted information environment that radicalizes individuals to commit seditious acts and rejects public health best practices, among other issues in our public discourse,” the duo wrote, citing as evidence a January op-ed in The Washington Post that suggested the media should do more to exclude conservative voices.

“To our knowledge, the cable,
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