Nets: ‘We Are Headed to Hell’ If Congress Doesn’t Regulate Free Speech

Turns out our pesky rights and the Constitution are all vessels that will carry us straight to hell, according to a panel of lunatics on CNN. They were raging about Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk’s push to restore order on the social media townhall platform.

David Zurawik flipped out on CNN saying, “I think there’s a bigger problem that when we focus on the personalities of people like Elon Musk,” Zurawik said before complaining that there’s too much focus on speculating over what Musk is thinking or what his intentions are for the social media platform that he recently purchased:

“There’s a bigger problem here about how we are going to control the channels of communication in this country. 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 of these things with speech.”

According to Zurawik, we need to edit free speech to save elections, “We’ve already seen that with the 2016 election, and Zuckerberg when he was taking rubles for ads from Russia and saying “oh I think it’s crazy to think they had any influence on this election.” Musk is the same. Musk doesn’t want — he’s upset with the FCC, how dare they question him? You know what I’m saying? This is dangerous. We can’t think anymore in this country, we don’t have people.”

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DAVID ZURAWIK: No, I think there’s a bigger problem that when we focus on the personalities of people like Elon Musk and people say oh, I think Elon is thinking this or that, there’s a bigger problem here about how we are going to control the channels of communication in this country. 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 of these things with speech. 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.

We’ve already seen that with the 2016 election, and Zuckerberg when he was taking rubles for ads from Russia and saying “oh I think it’s crazy to think they had any influence on this election.” Musk is the same. Musk doesn’t want — he’s upset with the FCC, how dare they question him? You know what I’m saying? This is dangerous. We can’t think anymore in this country, we don’t have people.

BRIAN STELTER: [laughs]

ZURAWIK: No, 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 — 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.

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