Monday 5 December 2022

Dirty Mitch McConnell Joins Pelosi and Schumer to Agree to Pass JCPA Media Cartel Bailout that Allows Censorship of Conservative Media


It should be clear to you at this point that Mitch McConnell is on the other side.

And the fact that 37 of 48 GOP senators voted to keep him as Senate GOP leader tells you everything you need to know about Senate Republicans.

In 7 of 10 national polls The People’s Pundit conducted this year, more Democrats than Republicans had a “very favorable” view of Mitch McConnell.

On Monday Breitbart reported that Mitch McConnell joined with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to add the JCPA Big Media Bailout Bill to the Defense Authorization Act that will be voted on this month. 

According to Breitbart, the JCPA is a transfer of wealth from Silicon Valley to Big Media — the same people who have been lying to the American public about every major story since 2016.

The bill will also allow Big Media to form a joint entity to suppress content from independent competitors.

McConnell stands for this.

He really, really hates you. reported:

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell has caved to outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and will allow the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to include the highly controversial media cartel bill the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), sources familiar with the matter told Breitbart News.

Over objections from House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy, the likely next Speaker of the House come Jan. 3 of next year, other congressional leaders acquiesced to lobbyist pressure and agreed to include the JCPA in the base text of the NDAA. McCarthy was the only member of Congressional leadership to fight back against the inclusion, but was overruled three to one after McConnell caved.

The JCPA has absolutely nothing to do with national defense, so the move—a swan song of sorts for Pelosi, who just announced she is leaving congressional leadership but retaining her House seat after Democrats lost the majority to the GOP in the midterm elections—is an egregious step for an outgoing leader of the past against precedent as the NDAA has generally been reserved just for national security matters…

…The JCPA, essentially a transfer of wealth from Silicon Valley to the discredited and distrusted corporate legacy media, is highly controversial. Beyond the financial payouts to media companies, they will be able to form a “joint negotiating entity” — a cartel, immune from antitrust law — to negotiate with Big Tech companies on the “terms and conditions” for carrying their content.

Censorship is sure to be a frequent demand of media companies. Despite provisions in the bill that purportedly stop media companies from negotiating the suppression of any one competitor, there is nothing to stop them asking their content to be prioritized over broadly-drawn categories that are used as pretexts for censorship, like “disinformation.”

Read the rest here.

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