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Fri Aug 7, 2020, 03:15 PM

Trump kayos O'Rielly's nomination, possibly because he didn't support conservative media reform

Trump kayos O’Rielly’s nomination, possibly because he didn’t support conservative media reform
In Featured News by Wireless Estimator August 4, 2020

President Donald Trump has rescinded his renomination of FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly to serve another five-year term at the FCC.

The reversal issued late Monday came just days after O’Rielly gave a speech in which he indicated his opposition to President Trump’s executive order to try to limit liability protections for social media companies.

The president and many other Republicans have long complained that social media’s content moderation practices are biased against conservatives.

“The First Amendment protects us from limits on speech imposed by the government—not private actors—and we should all reject demands, in the name of the First Amendment, for private actors to curate or publish speech in a certain way,” he said in a speech he gave to the Media Institute.

“Like it or not, the First Amendment’s protections apply to corporate entities, especially when they engage in editorial decision making. I shudder to think of a day in which the Fairness Doctrine could be reincarnated for the Internet, especially at the ironic behest of so-called free speech ‘defenders,’” O’Rielly said.

In May, President Trump ordered the Commerce Department to petition the FCC asking the agency to impose new regulations on social media moderation practices.

Yesterday, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the agency would take public comments on the petition filed last week at President Trump’s request. O’Rielly has expressed some skepticism about whether the FCC has authority to issue new regulations covering social media companies. However, it’s unlikely that any action will be taken until after the election.


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Fri Aug 7, 2020, 03:38 PM

1. The "Fairness Doctrine"??????

To the Reich-wing - thems conjuring werdz!!!

The Reich hated and tried to kill it for years. And then came Reagan. And a lawyer named Scalia. And another lawyer named Bork. They got it killed.

A year later “Hate Radio” was born.
Shortly after that, Fox News.
And it’s been worse ever since.

For O’Rielly to even mention those words....!

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