As someone deeply immersed in the study and decimation of political news and commentary, hyperbole has become more and more frequently used, especially by those who need ratings and/or those who don’t have much content for use when trying to substantiate their views
Defined as; “exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally”, CNN is known for its use of them in their interviews.
On Sunday morning, CNN’s media analyst David Zurawik blamed former President Donald Trump for “opening the gates of hell,” and said that billionaire Elon Musk could not be allowed to “control discourse in this country.”
Toward the end of his appearance on “Reliable Sources”, Zurawik called for additional regulations to limit Musk’s power.
CNN’s David Zurawik: “Dangerous” with Elon Musk buying Twitter, we need to look to Europe.
“You need regulation. You cannot let these guys control discourse in this country or we are headed to hell. We are there. Trump opened the gates of hell and now they’re chasing us down.” pic.twitter.com/QubyKZwVCQ
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) May 1, 2022
“In 1927 we had the Radio Act, 1934 the Communications Act. Congress stepped in. We made rules. FCC wasn’t great, but it’s still regulating the broadcast industry. You can’t use vulgar language, you can’t do all these things with speech,” Zurawik began, going on to suggest that with billionaires like Facebook/Instagram’s Mark Zuckerberg and Musk, all of that was likely to fall by the wayside.
“We gave over what amounts to our airwaves or our internet waves to Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, and we are in so much trouble because those guys believe in making money,” he said.
“This is dangerous! We can’t think anymore in this country!” Zurawik continued. “I’m serious! We don’t have people in Congress who can make regulations, that can make it work. I think we can look to the Western countries in Europe for how they are trying to limit it. But you need controls on this. You need regulation. You cannot let these guys control discourse in this country, or we are headed to hell! We are there. Trump opened the gates of hell, and now they’re chasing us down!”
Zurawik has not the only person to suggest that Europe had the right idea when it came to imposing limits on internet speech.
In her attempt to stay relevant, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also cheered the Europeans on when they had the chance to impose such regulations just a week earlier.
“For too long, tech platforms have amplified disinformation and extremism with no accountability. The EU is poised to do something about it. I urge our transatlantic allies to push the Digital Services Act across the finish line and bolster global democracy before it’s too late,” Clinton tweeted, adding, “They got it done!” once the measure had succeeded.
They got it done! https://t.co/Wc4kA9DPsb
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 25, 2022
Multiple Twitter “Blue Checks” have displayed public tirades over Musk’s purchase, calling for immediately increased oversight of the social media platform.
Some liberals have gone as far as to close their accounts accusing Musk of planning on allowing the platform to become a hate-filled haven for white supremacists.
It is disturbing to watch progressives continue their push for a large federal government to strictly govern all aspects of Americans’ lives.
Our founding fathers apparently knew a tyrannical government might try to form in the future, thus they added the Bill Of Rights providing more defined free speech protections, via the First Amendment.
This story syndicated with permission from Eric Thompson, Author at Trending Politics
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