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Report: Chuck Schumer Becomes Face of JCPA Media Cartel Bill

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has held talks with Microsoft about the Journalism Competition and Preservation act (JCPA), a bill that would allow media companies to form a cartel, exempting them from antitrust law for the sole purpose of colluding with Big Tech companies for advantages over their competitors.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., calls for a question from a reporter during a news conference Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Big Media Lobbyists Try to Save JCPA with Sham Amendment

Big media companies are making another attempt to pass the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), a bill that would protect them from online competition, propping up legacy media in the face of widespread public distrust and a failing business model.

Mark Zuckerberg Smiles during testimony (Pool/Getty)

Lindsey Graham Backs Democrat Led Bailout for Corporate Media

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), already under fire from all sides for his bellicose statements on the Ukraine-Russia conflict, has now risked angering conservative voters across the country by backing a bill that would give legal sanction to collusion between Big Media and Big Tech, empowering corporate media giants like CNN and the New York Times at the expense of independent creators.

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Politico Attacks Breitbart for Not Joining Media Cartel Bandwagon

Politico, the liberal political magazine that covers D.C. politics but is owned by a German media conglomerate, Axel Springer, is trying to paint Breitbart News as “on the same side” as Google and Facebook because it won’t join the corporate media in supporting the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), a bill that would create a news media cartel.

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Senate Dems Push Media Cartel Bill on Same Day as CNN’s Zucker Scandal

As details emerged about the resignation of CNN president Jeff Zucker after he admitted a sexual relationship with a subordinate, democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee were holding a hearing on a bill that would allow the corporate media to form a state-sanctioned cartel to protect themselves from online competition.

CNN President Jeffrey Adam "Jeff" Zucker gives a press conference on the first day of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) on February 26, 2018 in Barcelona. The Mobile World Congress, the world's biggest mobile fair, is held in Barcelona from February 26 to March 1. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS …

Rep. Ken Buck Admits JCPA Flawed, Scrambles to Add Amendment to Save Big Media Bailout Bill

Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) is scrambling to save a bill that would allow big media companies like the New York Times and CNN to form a cartel to pressure tech companies for special treatment, after criticism of the bill from President Trump’s tech censorship experts, one of the two Republican FCC commissioners, House GOP leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Jim Jordan, and staffers to fellow members of the House Freedom Caucus.

U.S. Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) questions witnesses at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on police brutality and racial profiling on June 10, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images)