House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) is one of the most powerful Democrats in Congress.
But somebody just stood up to him.
And it sent the House Judiciary Chairman waddling off in a rage that anyone would dare try to torpedo his bone-chilling pet project.
Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton is rallying Republicans to block one disastrous bill.
He’s on a mission to defeat a piece of legislation called the Journalism Competition and Protection Act (JCPA), which would essentially create a media cartel.
Cotton argues that JCPA will only make censorship worse and provide a bailout for failing media companies.
Cotton wrote, “The Journalism Competition and Protection Act allows the press to collude with big tech to create a media cartel. It’s a bad idea, it would result in more censorship, and every conservative should oppose it. Other industries don’t have the special privilege of being exempt from antitrust law: why should conservatives give the media and big tech a handout? Any conservative considering this bill should note that Jerry Nadler is a lead sponsor and cites ‘widespread misinformation’ as a rationale–in other words, they know this cartel will censor conservatives.”
It certainly is unsettling that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler is a champion of the bill.
Nadler said of JCPA, “Today, more than half of the country has just one local newspaper or no newspaper at all. The consequences are bad for everyone: fewer local news providers translates to unchecked governmental corruption, corporate misconduct, and widespread misinformation, plus a raft of other consequences for citizens, taxpayers, and our democracy. The free and diverse press needs a level playing field to do its job. This bill simply provides that level playing field, allowing news publishers to fairly negotiate with dominant online platforms. We have worked on a bipartisan and bicameral basis to strengthen and improve the bill over the past year, and I look forward to marking it up when Congress returns in September.”
Many local papers are already owned by bigger media conglomerates.
Also, leftist activists have been attempting to create fake local papers that are actually centrally run by people spreading Democrat propaganda.
Cotton added, “Of all the problems we have today with inflation, high gas prices, and a wage decline, why should Republicans focus on a bailout for the media and big tech? This bill will help massive corporations–it is NOT limited to small, local broadcasters.”
Whenever Democrats like Nadler start talking about “misinformation,” Republicans’ Spidey Sense should be on high alert.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.