Leftists have reacted angrily once Musk announced he had bought Twitter. If there were a competition for the most embarrassing reaction, the George Soros-funded institute would have won!
Mona Salama reported that the Open Markets Institute is a small, left-wing think tank funded by Soros.
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Salama tweeted that the group asked the Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, and the DOJ to block the deal between Musk and Twitter.
Open Markets Institute,a small liberal think tank funded by George Soros wanted the FCC, FTC & DOJ to block the Musk-Twitter deal,saying the 3 federal agency has "ample authority to block it"
FCC clapback to OMI to say they "Will not entertain these types of frivolous arguments" pic.twitter.com/XMljfd0tjB
— Mona Salama (@MonaSalama_) April 27, 2022
“The FCC has no authority to block Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, and to suggest otherwise is absurd,” Carr, FCC Commissioner, wrote.
“I would welcome the full FCC making it clear that we will not entertain these types of frivolous arguments.”
The FCC has zero authority to block Musk’s purchase of Twitter.
And it is particularly frivolous to ask the agency to do so in the name of protecting free speech and open debate. pic.twitter.com/bOB4LpEvlB
— Brendan Carr (@BrendanCarrFCC) April 27, 2022
The commission should have five members, no more than three belonging to the Republican or Democrat parties.
This March, the Senate Commerce Committee tied on a vote on Biden’s nomination of Gigi Sohn, which sends the nomination to the Senate without a recommendation.
“The FCC has zero authority to block Musk’s purchase of Twitter,” Carr wrote. “And it is particularly frivolous to ask the agency to do so in the name of protecting free speech and open debate.”
Car wasn’t fooled by the billionaire. So, he dismantled the leftist-s argument against Musk’s acquisition of Twitter.
“The pro-censorship crowd is running a straw man argument,” he wrote in a Tweet along with a video of his appearance Tuesday on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria.”
“They say that @Twitter must stick with its current approach to moderation or unleash a flood of terrorist speech & illegal content. This is a false choice that ignores the issue: suppression of core political speech.”
The pro-censorship crowd is running a straw man argument.
They say that @Twitter must stick with its current approach to moderation or unleash a flood of terrorist speech & illegal content.
This is a false choice that ignores the issue: suppression of core political speech. pic.twitter.com/kjwspFCEXI
— Brendan Carr (@BrendanCarrFCC) April 26, 2022
“There was a pivot point in this country that I think came around 2016, when people started to reach the view, particularly among the hard left, that the free exchange of ideas is incompatible with the outcomes that they want to see at the ballot box,” Carr said.
“And we saw a tightening of free expression that I think is tied to 2016 and I think accelerated under COVID-19 lockdowns.”