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GOP Congressmen Send Letter To CNNís Jeff Zucker For Refusing To Air Trump Campaign Ads
Daily Caller ^ | October 21, 2019 | Henry Rodgers

Posted on 10/21/2019 11:22:03 AM PDT by Heartlander

GOP Congressmen Send Letter To CNN’s Jeff Zucker For Refusing To Air Trump Campaign Ads

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.”


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1 posted on 10/21/2019 11:22:03 AM PDT by Heartlander
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To: Heartlander

What’s the big deal? Out of the 2 dozen people who watch CNN none are going to vote for Trump, anyway.


2 posted on 10/21/2019 11:26:23 AM PDT by Feckless (The US Gubbmint / This Tagline CENSORED by FR \ IrOnic, ain't it?)
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To: Heartlander

CNN will thumb their nose until they lose the government contracts that keep them in airports


3 posted on 10/21/2019 11:27:37 AM PDT by Fai Mao (There is no rule of law in the US until The PIAPS is executed.)
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To: Feckless

The big deal is that CNN is afforded certain privileges and advantages for being a part of the press corps.


4 posted on 10/21/2019 11:28:48 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with islamic terrorists - they want to die for allah and we want to kill them.)
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To: Heartlander

It’s now clear that CNN is engaging in illegal partisan political activity for the Democrats without declaring it or filing disclosure reports.


5 posted on 10/21/2019 11:30:43 AM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Fai Mao

CNN Airport sickens me.

Gate agents and servers where it is showing don’t like me much.


6 posted on 10/21/2019 11:30:44 AM PDT by polymuser (It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. Noel Coward)
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To: Heartlander

Haven’t they been paying attention to PV?


7 posted on 10/21/2019 11:30:55 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: Heartlander

Haven’t they been paying attention to PV?


8 posted on 10/21/2019 11:31:42 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: Heartlander

As the saying goes, what are they going to do if they don’t? Write them a strongly worded letter? Oh, wait. . .


9 posted on 10/21/2019 11:32:48 AM PDT by T. P. Pole
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To: Feckless
What’s the big deal? Out of the 2 dozen people who watch CNN none are going to vote for Trump, anyway.

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!!

10 posted on 10/21/2019 11:33:59 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: T. P. Pole
Strong words...

STRONG WORDS!!!

STRONGLY WORDED LETTER!!!!!!


11 posted on 10/21/2019 11:36:21 AM PDT by z3n
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To: Heartlander

Forget writing letters...suspend their broadcasting license for 6 months...next time 12 months...next time...


12 posted on 10/21/2019 11:36:27 AM PDT by Moltke (Reasoning with a liberal is like watering a rock in the hope to grow a building.)
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To: Heartlander; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; A Strict Constructionist; ...
Jeff Duncan, doing what needs to be done.

South Carolina Ping   

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13 posted on 10/21/2019 11:37:03 AM PDT by upchuck (Democraps say the President is out of control. They mean the President of out of THEIR control.)
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To: Heartlander

So pull the press passes. File FEC complaint.


14 posted on 10/21/2019 11:41:36 AM PDT by Engedi (ui)
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To: Heartlander

The whole caucus should have signed.


15 posted on 10/21/2019 11:41:49 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: kaehurowing
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That's correct !

16 posted on 10/21/2019 11:44:23 AM PDT by timestax
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To: Heartlander

Oh, A STRONGLY WORDED LETTER!!!
That’ll get Zucker’s attention!!


17 posted on 10/21/2019 11:51:16 AM PDT by bantam
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To: Moltke
suspend their broadcasting license for 6 months

They don't have a broadcast license.

18 posted on 10/21/2019 11:55:19 AM PDT by BlackbirdSST (Is it time Claire?)
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To: Feckless

“What’s 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.


19 posted on 10/21/2019 11:58:44 AM PDT by wildcard_redneck (If the Trump Administration doesn't prosecute the coup plotters he loses the election in 2020)
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To: wildcard_redneck

That’s why conservatives LOVE Trump, HE’S A FIGHTER!!!!!!


20 posted on 10/21/2019 12:06:22 PM PDT by bantam
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