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Is DirectTV Censoring Newsmax? (Audio: Podcast)

Yet another retransmission dispute involves DirectTV refusing to accede to NewsMax’s demand for higher carriage fees. We see this as a business dispute between two private companies, but a group of conservatives is complaining that DirectTV is “censoring” NewsMax for its conservative news coverage. IPI President Tom Giovanetti and Senior Research Fellow Bartlett Cleland talk through the issues involved, including whether private entities can engage in true censorship at all.