CNN is in full-on meltdown mode after Elon Musk’s $44 billion dollar Twitter purchase. Media analyst for the network David Zurawik joined a panel to do a little fear mongering, proclaiming that the country is “headed to hell.” He also asks “how we’re going to control the channels of communication.”
“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,” Zurawik says. “FCC wasn’t great but it’s still regulating the broadcast industry. You can’t use vulgar language and do all of these things with speech. We gave over our airwaves or internet waves to Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, and we are in so much trouble because those guys believe in making money.”
“This is dangerous. We can’t think anymore in this country, we don’t have people – 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,” he added.
Watch the clip above.