Cotton: Media Cartel Bill Will ‘Sideline Conservative News’

  • As the Senate Judiciary committee prepares once again to resurrect the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), a bill that would create a cartel of legacy media companies empowered to collude with Silicon Valley, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is reminding Republicans of the bill’s many flaws.
  • “Democrats want you to believe this bill would protect ‘journalism,’” said Sen. Cotton in an exclusive comment to Breitbart News. “What they don’t tell you, of course, is that it would largely benefit left-wing outlets while leaving independent conservative media out in the cold.”
  • The bill aims to transfer wealth from Silicon Valley to the corporate legacy media. Beyond the financial payouts, the bill allows media companies to form a “joint negotiating entity”—a cartel, immune from antitrust law—to negotiate with Big Tech companies on the “terms and conditions” for carrying their content.
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