Rep. Ralph Norman to Newsmax: DirecTV Committed ‘Assault on Free Speech’

DirecTV’s cancellation of Newsmax this past week is a “direct assault on free speech,” Rep. Ralph Norman said in a network interview Saturday. 

“If we lose our freedom of free speech, we’re on the road to losing America,” the South Carolina Republican told Newsmax’s “Saturday Report.” “The muzzling of free speech in this country has to stop, and it starts with us.”

Newsmax, the nation’s fourth highest-rated cable news channel watched by 25 million Americans, according to Nielsen, was deplatformed by DirecTV this past Tuesday, with the satellite and streaming claiming it was a “cost-cutting” move. DirecTV made a similar claim last year when it dropped OAN.

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