Skip to comments.GOP Congressmen Send Letter To CNNís Jeff Zucker For Refusing To Air Trump Campaign Ads
Posted on 10/21/2019 11:22:03 AM PDT by Heartlander
A group of Republican congressmen sent a letter to CNN President Jeff Zucker for refusing to air President Donald Trump’s campaign ads on the network.
The letter, spearheaded by South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan, was also signed by the following Republicans: North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, South Carolina Rep. Ralph Norman, Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, Texas Rep. Randy Weber, Idaho Rep. Russ Fulcher, Alabama Rep. Bradley Byrne and Florida Republican Rep. Greg Steube.
They all believe CNN could be breaking the law by not airing Trump’s campaign ads
“As a press organization utilizing the freedom of the press guaranteed to you in the First Amendment, it is particularly disheartening to see you suppressing the free speech of federal political candidates, potentially in violation of federal law and Supreme Court precedent,” the letter reads. (RELATED: CNN Won’t Air Trump’s Ad On Biden’s Ukraine Troubles, Saying It Mocks Anchor Chris Cuomo)
“As your news organization seems to have lost all sense of objectivity, spinning itself into oblivion to support left-leaning candidates and participating in distortions against conservative candidates, you have still operated within the boundaries of the First Amendment. CNN has the right to spout your political commentators’ opinions while millions of Americans change the channel to something else,” the letter continues.
READ THE FULL LETTER HERE:
The lawmakers said that CNN’s decision goes beyond First Amendment protections and that is in violation of the Constitution. The official message comes just days after Trump’s campaign lawyer threatened a lawsuit against the network in a letter Wednesday, accusing the network of violating multiple laws. (RELATED: Trump Threatens Lawsuit Against CNN)
“We urge you to correct this flagrant violation with all due haste and allow the paid Trump Campaign advertisements to return to your airwaves immediately,” the letter concluded. “We await your response.”
What’s the big deal? Out of the 2 dozen people who watch CNN none are going to vote for Trump, anyway.
CNN will thumb their nose until they lose the government contracts that keep them in airports
The big deal is that CNN is afforded certain privileges and advantages for being a part of the press corps.
It’s now clear that CNN is engaging in illegal partisan political activity for the Democrats without declaring it or filing disclosure reports.
CNN Airport sickens me.
Gate agents and servers where it is showing dont like me much.
Haven’t they been paying attention to PV?
Haven’t they been paying attention to PV?
As the saying goes, what are they going to do if they don’t? Write them a strongly worded letter? Oh, wait. . .
Are people forgetting all the CNN hostages in every airport in the USA? CNN has a monopoly on airport monitors! We need a campaign to remove these DNC political activist CNN broadcasts throughout the airport terminals!!
Forget writing letters...suspend their broadcasting license for 6 months...next time 12 months...next time...
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So pull the press passes. File FEC complaint.
The whole caucus should have signed.
Oh, A STRONGLY WORDED LETTER!!!
That’ll get Zucker’s attention!!
They don't have a broadcast license.
“Whats the big deal? Out of the 2 dozen people who watch CNN none are going to vote for Trump, anyway.”
Spoken like a country club Republican who doesn’t fight to win. We need to fight this instance and set a precedent. This constant excuse-making and walking away from the fight has gotten tiresome.
That’s why conservatives LOVE Trump, HE’S A FIGHTER!!!!!!
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