Rep. Steve Scalise Opposes JCPA’s Media Cartel Bill

The House Minority Whip, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) appeared on SiriusXM Breitbart Daily News with Alex Marlow yesterday. During the interview, Scalise spoke out against the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), saying the media cartel bill would “definitely not” pass a government-controlled House. republicans.

“The JCPA, what we call the Media Cartel Bill, which would give establishment media and big tech the ability to negotiate fees for establishment media,” the host said. Alex Marlow. “I think it’s Payola so they’re not investigating Big Tech. I think the bill is pretty bad, I haven’t seen you weigh in on it at all – do you have an opinion on that?”

“I haven’t seen an attempt, even by Pelosi, to push it through Congress — it certainly wouldn’t under a Republican House,” Scalise said.

“Also, what you’ll see is a lot of aggressive scrutiny against Big Tech,” the GOP Minority Whip said. “All the things they’ve done to suppress free speech – and look, Jim Jordan and Katherine McMorris Rodgers of the Energy and Commerce Committee are working on a bill to reform Section 230 to say that you can’t discriminate against speech. That’s the kind of stuff that’s been a long time coming, to stand up to some of these big tech giants who are using the free speech mantra to have all these protections, and then they’re going to trample on your free speech rights every single day.

“Yeah, I think that’s a much better use of time than this [the JCPA]which I think will end up helping Big Tech, and it’s being sold to the public as ‘Big Tech won’t like it,'” Marlow continued.

“I think Big Tech will like it a lot, and I think the establishment media will like it. I’ll probably talk about it again later if this thing keeps coming up, which it does.

Allum Bokhari is Breitbart News’ Senior Technology Correspondent. He is the author of #DELETED: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal The Election.


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