I wrote an article last week where I listed in detail everyone and everything the GOP thinks is out to get them. I must now add one more item to the never-ending list. And that item is — DirecTV.
That’s right. The GOP House is puffy with indignation and is reportedly planning to hold hearings on why DirecTV is out to get them. This is real. And it all has to do with the dumping of the pro-Trump channel “Newsmax.”
The horrible station was dropped this past week by DirecTV, to the glee of many democrats and the rage of many republicans. The reason for the cancellation of NewsMax came down to money. Doesn’t it always? Newsmax had reportedly asked for licensing fees, and DirecTV said no way. And then they dropped them.
But republicans who relentlessly cry out “freedom” at any given opportunity now appear to be furious at the fact that companies can decide which channels they want to carry. NewsMax accused DirecTV of trying to censor conservative voices. And quicker than one could say paranoia, republicans were on it.
That might be why some republican house members actually sent DirecTV a letter threatening to investigate them! Is the GOP paranoia ever done? The answer to that question is no, it isn’t.
Republican House oversight chair James Comer has promised an investigation into this. The fact that DirecTV replaced NewsMax with another conservative station apparently does not matter to them.
Can we call them the “out to get us” party? When one stops and thinks about it, the GOP really does not DO anything other than accuse everyone and everything it comes into contact with of being out to get them. It would be a heck of a lot more honest a name than the grand old party.