Journalist and author David Zurawik appeared on Sunday's broadcast of "Reliable Sources," where he went into panic mode as he delivered frenzied remarks on what he said is the necessity of being able to moderate free speech.
Sunday's roundtable discussion on the CNN show featured host Brian Stelter, reporter April Ryan, Zurawik, and more.
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During the episode, Zurawik addressed Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's Twitter acquisition, which he said is nothing short of "dangerous."
"When we focus on the personality of people like Elon Musk ... there's a bigger problem about how we are going to control the channels of communication in this country," he warned. "In 1927, we had the Radio Act. In 1934, the Communications Act. Congress stepped in; we made rules."
The Federal Communications Commission, he added, "wasn't great, but it is still regulating the broadcast industry."
"We gave over our what amounts to our airwaves, or our internet waves, to Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, and we are in so much trouble," Zurawik insisted. "Because those guys believe in making money. We've already seen that with the 2016 election and Zuckerberg when he was taking rubles for ads from Russia and saying, 'Oh I think it's crazy to think that they had any influence on this election.'"
Musk, he added, is the much the same — and that the United States has quickly descended into chaos following the election of former President Donald Trump.
"This is dangerous!" he shouted. "We can't think any more in this country — 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."