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Steve King strikes at CNN’s “airport monopoly” on TV’s


This news story was published on April 27, 2018.
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WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Steve King announced this week that he has submitted two amendments to H.R. 4, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, for House Rules Committee consideration on April 24. The first of King’s amendments seeks to expand broadcast choice in the nation’s airports by ensuring that the television equipment in an airport’s terminal is not owned exclusively by broadcast/cable television news networks. The amendment would also prohibit airport owners or operators and broadcast/cable television news networks from making agreements in which the content on airport television equipment is controlled.

“It’s time that travelers in airports were allowed to turn the channel on CNN,” said King. “My amendment would allow greater broadcast choice for the nation’s travelers by eliminating CNN’s efforts to create an ‘airport monopoly’ through the use of agreements that restrict content to only its programs. Competition is good for the marketplace of cable news. Competitive pressures will encourage every network to produce a quality product that people will watch because they choose to do so, not because they are a captive audience forced to do so.”

King’s second offered amendment would ensure that no funds made available by the FAA Reauthorization Act could be used to enforce prevailing wage requirements required under the Davis-Bacon Act. King is the recognized leader on efforts to repeal Davis-Bacon, having offered legislation to repeal the burdensome and costly prevailing wage legislation since 2005. King’s ongoing efforts to repeal Davis-Bacon were recently profiled by conservative columnist George Will.

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22 Responses to Steve King strikes at CNN’s “airport monopoly” on TV’s

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 28, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    We elected him to do this?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 28, 2018 at 7:09 am

    Overall, I think King is doing a good job bringing politically incorrect issues up for discussion. He also seems to have a substantial following, since he gets reelected. Christie Vilsack found out about that.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 30, 2018 at 10:06 am

      It’s not his job to combat national political correctness. His job is to look after Iowans’ interests in Washington, and he’s not doing it. He’s playing TV star, on our dime. If he’s not going to do the damn job we hired him to do, he should go back to driving a road grader.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 28, 2018 at 1:05 am

    doesn’t he have anything better to do?? how about some tougher laws

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 28, 2018 at 11:17 am

      Like showing up for work, instead of playing media star on tv and radio constantly. He’s only sponsored 4 bills in his entire career, and not one of them ever made it to the floor. This one is pure attention-getting, so he can be on Fox News some more, which he’s become addicted to, and it will meet the same fate as his other bills. Even he doesn’t think any different.

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    WhatMeWorry Reply Report comment

    April 27, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Time for some new blood, perhaps a decent human being?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 27, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Steve King will be re elected !!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 27, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    The big fuss is that cnn isn’t news it’s propaganda!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 28, 2018 at 12:10 pm

      FOX NEWS is mostly fake news! Only one host worth watching is Shepherd Smith.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 27, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Steve King is such a dumbass

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 30, 2018 at 7:44 am

      He is smart enough to keep getting re-elected. How about you, you are a nothing, a naught with a hole in it, a zero.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 27, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Why can’t he do something good for Iowa? This is just stupid crap nobody cares about.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 28, 2018 at 11:21 am

      Whatever else he’s doing, he’s not showing up for work or doing the job we sent him there and pay him to do. Politics aside, he’s a bad employee for Iowa voters and taxpayers. Time to fire him for cause.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 27, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Steve King is an embarrassment to Iowa and an even bigger embarrassment to the people that voted for him.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 27, 2018 at 5:51 pm

      That would be the majority, Dumb Ass.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        April 27, 2018 at 6:20 pm

        Yep, like I said, Steve King is a embarrassment to Iowa…..now you’re the dumb ass & a fool

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          April 28, 2018 at 7:31 am

          Not a Dumb Ass, just a winner. Are you tired of losing yet?

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            Anonymous

            April 28, 2018 at 2:08 pm

            You certainly are a Embarrassment to yourself, your family and the world. Dumb Ass.

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            Anonymous

            May 1, 2018 at 6:35 am

            But, still a winner and you are still a loser.

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    Anonymous.. Reply Report comment

    April 27, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Really??
    This is what our elected officials are concentrating on in Washington? What channel is on Airport T.V.s? What a joke, so sad.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 27, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    most people are looking at their cell phones at the airport.why the big fuss?