Plans To Remove AM Radio From Cars Seen As Backdoor Bit To Silence Conservatives

  • Plans by various auto manufacturers, such as BMW and Mazda, to remove AM radio from new electric vehicles are seen by some as an effort to silence conservatives.
  • Some lawmakers already have written to FEMA to express their concerns, noting, “AM radio is the backbone of the nation’s Emergency Alert System.”
  • But Sean Hannity said this also could be a backdoor effort to silence conservatives, who dominate the medium: “I think people want more options, not less options. And this would be a direct hit politically on conservative talk radio in particular, which is what most people go to AM radio to listen to. So is there a political component to it? Certainly feels like it.”