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Title: Somehow Newsmax is calling for Gigi Sohn to be confirmed to FCC
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URL Source: https://www.dailydot.com/debug/newsmax-fcc-gigi-sohn/
Published: Nov 11, 2021
Author: David Covucci
Post Date: 2021-11-24 13:59:20 by Anthem
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Views: 29
Comments: 3

This week, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced his vehement opposition to Gigi Sohn to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), calling President Joe Biden’s pick an “unqualified hack.” Advertisement

But this week Sohn also got a surprising show of support from an entity even farther to the right than Graham: Newsmax.

The far-right website, which is ardently pro-Donald Trump and dabbles in conspiratorial thinking, nonetheless published an op-ed calling for Sohn to be confirmed.

Sohn was nominated by Biden alongside current FCC acting chair Jessica Rosenworcel. While Rosenworcel is likely to be confirmed as permanent chair, Sohn’s elevation to the commission would break a partisan, 2-2 deadlock and expects to be more contentious.

With Sohn installed, the FCC could embark on Biden’s broadband agenda, the centerpiece of which would be reinstating net neutrality. Advertisement

But regardless, Brad Blakeman, a Newsmax contributor and former aide to former President George W. Bush, called on the Senate to confirm Sohn swiftly.

Blakeman writes that “I know Gigi. I have worked with Gigi. And I have seen her fight for people’s right to express themselves, even when she disagrees with them.”

Blakeman went on to list the areas in which he disagrees with Sohn, calling himself a proud Trump supporter who is against reinstating net neutrality rules, something Sohn and the FCC will most likely do if confirmed.

However, he said, “Despite all of that, though, I trust Gigi to get it right when it comes to protecting my free speech.” Advertisement

The op-ed comes after the Wall Street Journal called Sohn a “media censor” and insinuated that she would try and ban right-wing networks and clamp down on conservatives’ right to free expression online.

“Even when other liberals wanted to shut down conservative voices, Gigi stood up for free speech,” Blakeman wrote. “We will never agree on a lot of things, but Gigi Sohn will fight for my right—and yours—to be heard and to have access to the most important information and communications services.”

While Graham’s comments indicated a number of Republicans will try to fight Sohn’s confirmation, Blakeman’s op-ed shows it’s possible she can still get support from unexpected places. Read more about the FCC ‘Time is a big factor here’: Senate urged to quickly confirm Biden’s FCC picks ‘A dream team for the future of the internet’: Biden goes big on FCC, signals return of net neutrality


Poster Comment:

I have Jewsmax to thank for finally opening my eyes to the relentless pursuit of world domination by the Jews. Even the libertarians use deceit to pretend they are for liberty while tearing down morality and dismissing checks on corporate power.

Net neutrality is important, but in this case it is being used as a stalking-horse to put in place a communist speech regulator. Sohn is a deceiver. Her "conservative" supporters will exclaim shock at her activism in office -- too late.

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#1. To: Anthem, 4um (#0)

What is the freak? Transgender? Lesbian? People don't look like that or get nominated by the freak show without baggage.

The light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long. - Dr. Eldon Tyrell

Godfrey Smith: Mike, I wouldn't worry. Prosperity is just around the corner.
Mike Flaherty: Yeah, it's been there a long time. I wish I knew which corner.
My Man Godfrey (1936)

Esso  posted on  2021-11-24   14:03:52 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Esso (#1)

From Wikidhebria: "Sohn is Jewish and married her wife Lara Ballard in August 2007."

Hard to believe, I know.

StraitGate  posted on  2021-11-24   15:31:27 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: StraitGate, 4um (#2)

"Sohn is Jewish and married her wife Lara Ballard in August 2007."

They neglected to mention his birth name. Probably George.

Am I amazing or what?

The light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long. - Dr. Eldon Tyrell

Godfrey Smith: Mike, I wouldn't worry. Prosperity is just around the corner.
Mike Flaherty: Yeah, it's been there a long time. I wish I knew which corner.
My Man Godfrey (1936)

Esso  posted on  2021-11-24   15:53:46 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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