Time Warner CEO: Democrats, not Trump, Threatened First Amendment – IOTW Report

Time Warner CEO: Democrats, not Trump, Threatened First Amendment

Breitbart: Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes said Tuesday that the real threat to the First Amendment in the 2016 election had come from Democrats, not from Donald Trump — and that the media had largely missed the threat because of their own partisan bias.

Speaking to the Business Insider IGNITION conference in New York City, Bewkes pointed out that the Democratic Party “had a campaign plank to change the First Amendment, and they were doing it in the guise of campaign finance reform.”

Indeed, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton ran on an explicit pledge to change the First Amendment in order to overturn the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling, which held that free speech extended to unions and corporations.

 

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5 Comments on Time Warner CEO: Democrats, not Trump, Threatened First Amendment

  1. wuh?

    A communications bigwig who can see through the smoke and mirrors?

    Now you’ll tell me dogs and cats are living together.

  2. Most of the other political hacks that inhabit US newsrooms will never see this. Liberals are the ultimate short-term thinkers; they want gratification now and damn the future consequences.

    I heard a liberal politician recently complaining about the curtailing of filibuster rights in the Senate – rules that were rammed through by Harry Reid. The Democrats never dreamed they would lose Congressional majorities, although they did just that in only two years. Now that filibusters are more difficult, the minority party that championed those changes is claiming foul.

    Now that the Democrats are in dissaray, will they still agitate to overturn Citizens United? No, but not because they believe long term that restricting First Amendment rights is dangerous and bad for our country – they believe in short term they can benefit from lack of restrictions on unions. This extreme short term thinking which is designed only to achieve immediate benefits is a concrete example of why liberals are unfit to govern.

  3. Gunny’s right. If this dirtbag actually thought this he would have had Jeff Zukor and half the staff at CNN fired and brought in a real journalism team to run the place. If they could find one nowadays.

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