Stop Gigi Sohn Now: The Dangerous Radical Trying to Undo Free Speech for All Americans
January 11, 2022 (1w ago)

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The failure of Joe Biden’s Build Back Better legislative agenda on account of Joe Manchin’s doubts proves that, even though they control neither house of Congress, Republicans can still win victories against President Biden’s agenda. Not every Democratic senator is maximally left-wing, and if Republicans can pick the right battles, they can delay and even prevent the worst excesses of a far-left administration.

One of those worthy battles should be taking place right now. Very soon, the Senate will vote on whether to confirm Gigi Sohn, Joe Biden’s nominee to fill the decisive fifth spot on the Federal Communications Commission. And with a 50-50 split in the Senate, that confirmation is only a sure thing if Republicans decide to take it easy. They shouldn’t. Gigi Sohn is a dangerous extremist whom Republicans should fight ferociously to keep away from any sort of regulatory power. 

By tradition, the chairman of the FCC steps down when the presidency switches parties, so that that the new president can choose a replacement. In October, after an unusually-lengthy 10-month delay, Biden elevated sitting commissioner Jennifer Rosenworcel to be FCC chairwoman, and chose Gigi Sohn to fill the vacant fifth seat.

Sohn, a longtime telecom lawyer and activist, is an alumnus of the far-left Ford Foundation and a fellow with the Open Society Foundations, the grantmaking network funded by George Soros. For those of you living under a rock, Soros is best known as the billionaire paying to make every American city into a criminal disaster area.

Gigi Sohn

Like most power centers in Washington, the FCC’s power grows more with each passing year. When it was created 88 years ago, the FCC existed to govern radio and telephone services. Today, its domains have expended to include television, the Internet, and the content carried on each. Much like in the federal courts, the FCC’s authority has grown thanks to paralysis in Congress. In past decades, major debates over telecom policy could be hashed out in the legislature. Today, though, with Congress more or less permanently paralyzed, the FCC is now the venue for adjudicating questions like Internet censorship, thanks to its power to interpret regulations like Section 230 that Congress passed decades ago and now lacks the unity or initiative to ever update.

Under President Trump, the FCC was the hoped-for venue for rolling back Big Tech’s censorship regime and overall power. Under President Biden, the FCC matters for the same reason, in the opposite direction. If Gigi Sohn is confirmed, it could quickly pave the way for political censorship run directly by the FCC, while taxpayer dollars flow directly to Sohn’s old friends in the activist world.

The stakes are high. Last Thursday didn’t just mark the anniversary of the Capitol “insurrection.” It also marked the anniversary of the largest left-wing offensive against free speech and free association in decades. Big Tech deplatformed a US president and thousands of his followers, and has continued to do so at will ever since. There was a serious push to shut down dissident TV channels such as OAN for ideological reasons. In the years to come, the FCC has the power to contain this push for censorship and control, and the power to egg it on if it so chooses. Under an FCC with Sohn on it, the latter is far more likely.

Some realism is in order. Joe Biden is president, so the FCC won’t be getting a Republican majority, and Republicans are in no position to demand someone who agrees on every issue. But Sohn has made it explicit that she doesn’t simply disagree with Republicans on issues. She regards them as a borderline-criminal ideological enemy that should be extinguished.

Public Knowledge, an advocacy group that Sohn co-founded and ran for its first decade of existence, called for OAN to be deplatformed after January 6. Sohn herself endorsed a congressional inquisition over OAN, which doubled as a far-left effort to use the threat of government retaliation to pressure cable companies to drop conservative channels. In 2018, she called on the FCC to look into revoking the broadcast license for the Sinclair Broadcast Group, explicitly because of the company’s politics.

Sohn also sits on the board of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. During the 2020 “mostly peaceful” riots across America, the EFF published guides for rioters, putting out advice on how to avoid having one’s phone searched by police, or how to evade detection by facial recognition technology.

Then, there is Sohn’s long association with Fight for the Future, a left-wing activist group, and its radical transgender leader Evan Greer. Sohn appeared on Greer’s podcast in 2019 and the two are, more broadly, quite friendly.

Greer is an anarchist who worked for three years to free a convicted al-Qaeda terrorist sent to prison for planning to shoot up a Boston shopping mall. In 2016, Greer made a Facebook post celebrating cop killer Assata Shakur.

In 2014, while working as an employee for then-FCC commissioner Tom Wheeler, Sohn gave preferential treatment to left-wing groups trying to sway the FCC, and even showed up to support protests against her own Obama-appointed boss.

Gigi Sohn smiles and snaps photographs while attending a protest against then-boss Tom Wheeler.

Left-wing FCC protesters are some of the most vicious this side of a mostly-peaceful rally in Minneapolis. During the Trump years, Greer organized a protest campaign against FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai that evolved into some of the most vicious harassment ever seen by a federal bureaucrat, tormenting Pai and his family at his home for his position on various telecom issues. Commentary described the torments Pai faced at the time.

[C]omments were peppered with claims that Pai was a pedophile, a “dirty, sneaky Indian” who should self-deport, and reminders that anonymous online hordes maintain the “power to murder Ajit Pai and his family.” …

This episode would prove to be just the beginning of Pai’s ordeal. By May of last year, Pai’s tormentors began a campaign to ensure that the FCC chairman could enjoy no peace—not even in his own home. “Resistance” groups began distributing fliers and door hangers around Pai’s Arlington, Virginia neighborhood, featuring a black-and-white photo of Pai with his vital stats (height, weight, age, and professional background) and accusing him of selling the Internet out to corporations. “Have you seen this man?” the fliers read.

These demonstrators didn’t stop there. They began organizing “vigils” in Pai’s driveway—a tactic that net neutrality activists deployed in 2014 against then-FCC chairman Tom Wheeler. They “come up to our front windows and take photographs of the inside of the house,” Pai told the Wall Street Journal. “My kids are 5 and 3. It’s not pleasant.” [Commentary]

If Sohn is confirmed, the current 2-2 tie in the FCC’s partisan makeup will become a 3-2 Democratic majority. But more importantly, the radical left-wing, on tech and telecom issues, will have a firm ally on the FCC. Sohn will be positioned to empower (perhaps even bankroll) her old allies, and the FCC will take a giant step in the direction of regulating, censoring, or shutting down conservative voices online, on the radio, and on television.

Republicans ignore this danger at their peril. Sohn’s nomination should be opposed with all possible force, or they have only themselves to blame when Big Tech sends the rest of their accounts to the ban pile.

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CSFurious
7 days ago

You should be concerned about anyone who looks like this person. It is hard to tell if it is male or female. Also, looking like that is going to make one miserable.

Fisht
7 days ago

The anti American Progressive left still don’t think they are the Nazis do they?

Anon
7 days ago

A jew, what a surprise.

3Nemesis 61
7 days ago

Another stupid woman

novictim
7 days ago

You have but to look at her to understand she is a dyed in the wool Marxist. We cannot survive the Marxists already eating away at our system much less new ones like this POS.

JWS
7 days ago

What’s with all the hideous lesbians?

Christine Edwards(@jar1ath0428)
6 days ago
Reply to  JWS

LOL! And they do seem to be disproportionately Jewish, don’t they? The brilliant Amy Wax was discussing with Glenn Loury how disgusted she is with the liberal leftist Jewish women. Link here at Revolver.

Gail Patriot(@gailjarvis)
7 days ago

And The Many Conservative Sites have kept the ‘comment’ section totally isolated and detached from each other. Talk about keeping everybody divided and seperate. Annoying.

eah
7 days ago

She’s a lesbian Jew (who was allowed to adopt a child with her ‘wife’) — Evan Greer is also an ethnic Jew (link) — starting to notice a pattern?

Sir Eous Lee
7 days ago

This guy is bad news.

nazihunter
7 days ago

These people need to read up on history lest they forgot what the world did to Nazis like them. Keep your guns handy. You’re going to need them as the new Nazi’s try to take over. Once they have our communications on lockdown the shooting will start. Stay low.

Dave
6 days ago
Reply to  nazihunter

Please stop yakking about “the Nazis”, you goofball. MARXIST Jews like this lesbian freak, along with their white traitor trash and negro useful idiots are the problem. The Nazis are long gone, as are the KKK.

If you don’t have the guts to actually identify your enemy, you’re lost before the fight even begins.

Silverado
7 days ago

Anyone wearing that style of glasses is dangerous!!

sonia50
7 days ago

why approval man?

Stillamisfit
7 days ago

Another radical Jew lesbian.

Max Barrage
7 days ago

why do they ALWAYS look like this?

Kurt
7 days ago

I Wonder how much uncle Donald is paying you for these lies? I guess this comment will be deleted asap since you fascist scumbags cannot handle other viewpoints than the ones in your own dark cellar

JWS
6 days ago
Reply to  Kurt

Still here? Still mad bro?

Theone
6 days ago
Reply to  Kurt

If it walks like a commiest
If it talks like a commiest
If it smells like a commiest
Then its a member if the synagogue of Satan

Theone
6 days ago
Reply to  Kurt

Dont have a cellar or basement HurtKurt

john wilson
7 days ago

We can’t let Hater Lesbians into power in the US Government, they are the most vicious of all groups….

curri
7 days ago

IIRC, a lot of people were saying in 2016-18 that the net neutrality controversy was mainly about possible bandwidth limitations that would affect Netflix fans. AFAIK, nothing bad has happened to Netflix but we now know the same leftist forces that favored NNN have been the biggest cheerleaders for more censorship. They were wrong about Netflix (if that was their motivation). Maybe they just reflexively support just about any increase in regulation.

Jim
7 days ago

It’s obvious Gigi is a man

Jim
7 days ago

This is how the leftists come for us…. they worship Lucifer and Lucifer was both man and a woman that’s why these demons worship transgenders.
When you take a transgender like Obama did or Chuck Schumer or Bill Gates that’s big Magic

Jim
7 days ago

After reading the article it’s clear that the Republicans will vote her in they’ll support her nomination guaranteed.

Jhx
7 days ago

As I remember over the years , EFF was a radically free speech libertarian leaning organization. Wanted the government out of the internet

irish savant
7 days ago

Well if she’s appointed it won’t be on the basis of her looks. But being a Joo will make up for that.

dually(@fgreen)
7 days ago

Gigi high-dived into the shallow end of the gene pool.

Kurt
7 days ago

What a bunch of moronic idiots commenting on this ‘article’. Ever tried to think for yourselves scumbags? Or just parroting Uncle Donald? Come to Norway and get a decent education assholes

Theone
6 days ago
Reply to  Kurt

Hurtkurt ..so how is islam treatin ya now…phuqin dooche!

JGalt1776(@pandrew858)
7 days ago

YWNBARW

Blenda Richter
7 days ago

Gigi (((Sohn)))
How rare…

Stan Zorin
7 days ago

This needs a better headline :
A lesbian communist Jewess to be appointed to the FCC.

boocat
7 days ago

Vile woman!

Stillamisfit
6 days ago

If you have eyes, you can see the very same type of people attacking America and its culture.

Mike
6 days ago

Another Bull Dyke. She’s in like Flynt Garunteed. Even the RINOs like their Bull Dykes…. the manlier the better. Something for them to aspire to.

Sharon
6 days ago

Gigi appears to be a man not a woman…very masculine features.

NOORA
6 days ago

ggg

Lex
6 days ago

Ok, let’s stop her. Any links to where we can directed???? Nope, nothing to see here

Chestergardfield
6 days ago

Another one of those females with something dangling in between their legs?

CBL
6 days ago

Not qualified to scoop up dog crap. Another completely useless person.

1776
6 days ago

That will make just ONE MORE federal agency that has become irrelevant and needs dismantling. Soon, there will be no excuse NOT to have a REAL insurrection… DC, you are either with us, or you are with the terrorists…. So far, you prove beyond any reasonable doubt, you are with the terrorists… Hear that DOJ?

Jasmine Orante
6 days ago

I’ll do what I want and say what I want wherever and whenever I want, no dried up communist piece of trash is ever going to be able to do anything to stop me.

Lon Spector
6 days ago

Monsters in BOTH appearence and deeds. Our eradication is their gain.

Leethal
6 days ago

Another Hillaryous white-man-hating bwitch. If she really knew how the rest of the world treated women she’d come running back to white papa America.

Pierre Delecto
6 days ago

That guy looks like he enjoys Soros’s sme gma smeared on his face.

dianecee
6 days ago

GiGi is not female. We cannot have a normal society when abnormal men are making decisions for the rest of us.

PedoJoe46
6 days ago

Fuckin’ Fruitbats!

Task
6 days ago

I dont give a shit about what this mentality changed dike wants to do or stop. I am born and raised a red blooded American. My grandpa fought in ww2 and my dad in Vietnam. I will NEVER stop speaking freely. And the communist pigs better understand something they are going to push and push until they wake a sleeping giant. The DOJ declared all patriots to be domestic terrorists. Now my question is this to all patriots, when will all you people understand we are at war, the problem is only one side is fighting. It is time to wake up because we keep allowing scumbags like this butch destroy our countries foundation.

dually(@fgreen)
6 days ago

Gigi? Doesn’t look a bit like Leslie Caron, but close enough for 2020s Hollywood standards.

sami mckay
6 days ago

Why are all Leftist women so freaking ugly?

Qlone
6 days ago

You can see the communist in a person these days.

Brandon Latzgo
6 days ago

What is that thing? A gnome? What an ugly creature!

Christine Edwards(@jar1ath0428)
6 days ago

Commenters here seem to be focussed entirely too much on this woman’s looks, ethnicity, etc. I think you better be very scared of her views and what she will do as an FCC Commissioner. Get off your rear ends and light a fire under your useless Republican senator(s)’ butts. Make them understand that this is a nonnegotiable issue and if even one of them votes for her you’ll never again vote for any Republican. How dare that pathetic senile old fool put this radical leftwing hateful dangerous woman up for confirmation. Whoever the puppet master is has a pretty low opinion of republican senators. And Manchin had better not dare vote for her either.

Christine Edwards(@jar1ath0428)
6 days ago

You mean they’re worried it might have disrupted the flow of money to them … they obviously care nothing about harmony.

Richard Rammer
5 days ago

What flag is that, on her Twitter profile? I don’t recognize it.

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