NewsGuard Hopes JCPA Media Cartel Will Use Its Blacklist to Exclude Publishers

The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), which would create a media cartel in the U.S. empowered to collectively bargain with Big Tech for special treatment, has the support of NewsGuard, an organization that has repeatedly attempted to discredit and delegitimize conservative and independent media. NewsGuard says it would be “understandable” if the media cartel and Big Tech companies used its anti-conservative criteria to exclude publishers.

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)

EXCLUSIVE – Rep. Steve Scalise Opposes JCPA Media Cartel Bill

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

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) attends an observance and campus wide moment of silence for the National Day of Service and Remembrance honoring victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on Capitol Hill on September 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Fact Check: Big Tech Doesn’t ‘Hate’ the JCPA Media Cartel Bill

At a hearing in which supposed conservative firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) inexplicably rescued the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), a Democrat-championed bill to enable collusion between the mainstream media and tech companies, the Texas Senator claimed that Big Tech “hates” the bill.

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 15: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to reporters outside the Senate Chambers of the U.S. Capitol Building on December 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act, which sends the bill to the desk of U.S. President Joe Biden. …

Blackburn and Rubio Bust Myth: JCPA *Enables* Big Tech Collusion with Media

The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) was saved from legislative oblivion yesterday after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) worked with the Democrats to rescue it, based on the false claim that the media and Big Tech are opposed to each other. But, as Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) have pointed out, nothing could be further from the truth.

Marsha Blackburn

Conservatives Oppose Ted Cruz Censorship Amendment: This Is a ‘Bad Bill’

Conservative members of the Senate Judiciary Committee disapprove of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) caving to the left in supporting the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) with the addition of his amendment, which ironically does nothing to guarantee protections against censorship of conservative platforms. Rather, it continues in facilitating it.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 19: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) walks off the Senate floor between votes at the U.S. Capitol on July 19, 2022 in Washington, DC. Senators are gathering for their weekly party policy luncheons while they are taking up legislation on domestic semiconductor production and other technology-related policies. …

Rand Paul Ditches Media Cartel Bill Support

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) announced on Tuesday that he would no longer support the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), a bill that would create a media cartel to negotiate with big tech. 

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) questions witnesses during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine an update on the ongoing Federal response to COVID-19, Thursday, June 16, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

Democrats Exposed: Klobuchar Delays Media Cartel Bill After Cruz Amendment Prohibiting Censorship Collusion

After nearly two years of lobbying by representatives of the nation’s largest, wealthiest, and most pro-censorship media companies, after being killed in the House and then revived in the Senate, the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) is (temporarily) dead again — killed by its champion, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), because Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) successfully added an amendment that would prevent media companies and tech companies from colluding on content moderation.


JCPA Defenders Say Media Cartel Bill Will Help Suppress ‘Misinformation’

Lobbyists for big media companies are working overtime to get Republican lawmakers on board with the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), promising it will somehow protect conservative media. Yet those same lobbyists are telling Democrats the bill will help curtail “misinformation” online — a buzzword for censoring conservatives.

US Democratic Senator from Minnesota Amy Klobuchar (C-R) thanks US President Joe Biden after he gave her the pen he used to sign Bill S.3580, the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 16, 2022. (Photo by Nicholas …

Zombie Media Cartel Bill Back and Worse Than Ever: Would Strengthen Legacy Media, Punish Anti-Establishment Outlets

A new version of the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) is circulating that is worse than the original. It allows mainstream, legacy and left-wing media to form exclusionary media cartels and then empowers them with extraordinary collective-bargaining power to collude with Big Tech companies. The amendments serve only to spell out in greater specificity how to exclude conservative and anti-establishment media from any alleged benefits.

Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, laughs as he speaks at a Washington, DC, event in September 2018. (Cliff Owen/AP Photo)