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CNN Boss Admits "Democrats Bigger First Amendment Threat Than Trump"
12-06-2016, 08:52 PM,
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CNN Boss Admits "Democrats Bigger First Amendment Threat Than Trump"
CNN Boss Admits "Democrats Bigger First Amendment Threat Than Trump"

<p>In a somewhat shocking admission in this age of 'fake' news and paid liars, <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-bewkes-time-warner-first-amendment-democrats-trump-2016-12">Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes told Business Insider's Henry Blodget</a> on Tuesday that <strong>the &quot;real threat&quot; to the First Amendment did not come from President-elect Donald Trump during the campaign, but rather from the Democratic Party</strong>.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user3303/imageroot/2016/12/02/20161206_bewkes.jpg"><img height="386" src="http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user3303/imageroot/2016/12/02/20161206_bewkes.jpg" width="600" /></a></p>
<p>Bewkes' own media property, CNN had suffered serial (and rightful) abuse from Donald Trump throughout the election campaign (and still since his election) with<strong> frequent threats to open up libel laws... </strong></p>
<p>BI's Blodgett asked Bewkes <strong><em>&quot;Do you worry about that at all?&quot;</em></strong> His response left many shaking their heads...</p>
<blockquote><div class="quote_start"><div></div></div><div class="quote_end"><div></div></div><p>Bewkes said he <strong>didn't &quot;think that's a serious thing,&quot;</strong> adding that &quot;we should all worry&quot; if someone were seeking to change the First Amendment. He suggested that came from<strong> the Democratic Party, which &quot;had a campaign plank to change the First Amendment, and they were doing it in the guise of campaign finance reform.&quot;</strong></p>
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<p>&quot;And <strong>that was worrying me more,&quot;</strong> Bewkes said. &quot;The <strong>press tends to miss that because they tend to lean that way, and therefore they were supporting what they were viewing</strong> - I think <strong>overly charitably</strong> - as something in cleaning up money in politics when<strong> in fact what it would do is restrain multiple voices.</strong>&quot;</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/time-warner-ceo-jeffrey-bewkes-says-democrats-were-bigger-first-amendment-threat-trump-953267">As The Hollywood Reporter added,</a> Bewkes also said Trump wasn't the only Republican candidate to complain of unfair coverage, as Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush and others also weren't happy with CNN and the press.</p>
<blockquote><div class="quote_start"><div></div></div><div class="quote_end"><div></div></div><p><strong>&quot;So I thought the real threat to the First Amendment came from the Democrats' side more,&quot; </strong>Bewkes said.</p>
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<p><strong>&quot;There's not going to be a serious effort on the Republican side.&quot;</strong></p>
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<p>The big question now is - will his staff at CNN uphold this line of reasoning?</p>
<p><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/28/opinions/trump-first-amendment-protections-opinion-randazza/"><img height="181" src="http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user3303/imageroot/2016/12/02/20161206_bewkes1.jpg" width="600" /></a></p>


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