In an interview that aired on Sunday on MSNBC with anchor Jen Psaki, Democratic Representative for New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reportedly advocated for the direct regulation of Fox News and other news companies that expressed conservative views.
She did so in spite of constitutional free speech protections afforded to conservatives and all other Americans under the first amendments.
Psaki served as the press secretary for the White House under the administration of Vice President Joe Biden. In the first episode of her MSNBC show, “Inside with Jen Psaki,” which aired in March, she conducted an interview with Ocasio-Cortez.
Psaki wanted to know Ocasio-opinion Cortez’s on the $787.5 million settlement that Fox News had reached with Dominion Voting Systems just minutes before a defamation trial was about to begin.
“We have very real issues with what is permissible on air and we saw that with January 6th and we saw that in the lead up to January 6th. And how we navigate questions not just of freedom of speech but also accountability for incitement of violence. These are, this is the line that we have to really explore through law as well,” Cortez said.
“Do you think media organizations or social media platforms should be accountable for the role, for being platforms for incitement?” Psaki then asked.
“I believe that when it comes to broadcast television like Fox News, these are subject to federal law, federal regulation in terms of what’s allowed on air and what isn’t. And when you look at what Tucker Carlson and what some of these other folks on Fox do, it is very, very clearly incitement of violence, very clearly incitement of violence,” Cortez replied.