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Pres. Biden's FCC Nomination is Bad News for Free Speech

Monday, November 29, 2021 9:58 AM

Religious free speech on radio, television, cable, and satellite is facing a significant threat. President Joe Biden has nominated the radical Gigi Sohn to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Her nomination must be stopped. Ms. Sohn's nomination will be before the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday, December 1.

TAKE ACTION NOW: Contact and urge your senator to oppose the nomination of Gigi Sohn as Commissioner to the FCC.

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), member of the Senate Commerce Committee, reported that "Ms. Sohn is another radical leftist that President Biden is seeding his administration with. Her hostility to free speech and constitutional rights is breathtaking and should be a grave concern to every American."

The FCC is the federal agency that:

regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories…[and] is the federal agency responsible for implementing and enforcing America’s communications law and regulations.

FCC leadership consists of 5 commissioners, and with one vacancy the commissioners have been split 2-2 between Democrats and Republicans. If Gigi Sohn is confirmed, Biden's choice will likely tip the scale against free speech. Why is Ms. Sohn's nomination alarming when it comes to free speech?

On October 28, 2020, Gigi Sohn attacked Fox News Network in a Tweet stating the news outlet had the "most negative impact on our democracy." Sohn's declaration makes clear her inability to be an unbiased, objective arbiter of constitutionally protected free speech at the FCC.

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Contrary to what Sohn says, Constitutional free speech does not require "opposing viewpoints." If confirmed, Gigi Sohn could apply the same liberal ideology against news outlets like American Family Radio and American Family News for expressing its biblical views on marriage and human sexuality, for example.

Let your voice be heard. Contact and urge your senator to oppose the Gigi Sohn nomination to the Federal Communications Commission.

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