Ted Cruz Caves on Liberal Media Cartel Bill and Praises Bill’s Sponsors


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) praised the sponsors of the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) today as he rescued the ridiculed media bailout bill from the jaws of death legislative.

“Let me commend the authors of this bill for the hard work they have put into an important issue,” said Sen. Cruz, who later hailed the legislation as a blow to big business power. Tech, although this will delve deeper. the corrupt relationship between Silicon Valley and the media.

The heart of the bill, as it is now known, is to allow media companies to form a legal cartel in the United States, for the sole purpose of pressuring tech companies for special favors.

Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

During the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the bill today, Cruz said he was working closely with the bill’s lead Democratic sponsor, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (R-MN) to pass his amendment. Thanks to Cruz’s efforts, the media bailout bill was voted down by the committee and could now go to a floor vote.

“I had long conversations with Senator Klobuchar, sat down and heard his concerns, and we worked on this amendment together,” Cruz said.

Many Republican senators voted against the bill. At the hearing, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) gave a lengthy argument against the bill, voting in favor of Cruz’s amendment but voting against passing the bill out of committee.

“I’m a bit confused by the sponsors’ support for the amendment,” Senator Lee said. “I applaud anything that restricts censorship by Big Tech, [but] I don’t think he does what the sponsors think he does.

“The bill retains the fundamental flaw of attempting to improve competition by penalizing the formation of cartels, which our antitrust laws strive to prohibit.”

“Furthermore, this bill ends up favoring large publisher conglomerates over smaller local publishers,” Lee continued.

Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) also voted against the bill.

Senator Blackburn has long argued that the bill facilitates collusion between Big Tech and the media establishment, while Senator Hawley opposes antitrust exemptions on principle.

Republican concerns about the bill are so great that Senator Rand Paul, one of the bill’s original sponsors, dropped his support for the JCPA earlier this month.

Despite this, which added to opposition from House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy, as well as opposition from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and d ‘a wide range of bipartisan experts, the bill was again saved from oblivion.

Inexplicably, the man responsible for bailing out the corporate legacy media — one of the nation’s most hated institutions, especially among Republicans — is a man who has presented himself to the public as a conservative firebrand: Ted Cruz .

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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