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NJEA loses YouTube censorship fight with Assembly Republican Office

NEW JERSEY – In a win for the Assembly Republican Office, YouTube restored the parody video of the New Jersey Education Association’s nationally-criticized TV commercial that accuses parents of being extremists, the Assembly Republican Office said.


WATCH: If the NJEA was honest in its commercials

“If the NJEA was honest in its commercials,” the Assembly Republican Office’s parody ad, was released on YouTube on Aug. 24 and removed by the platform a day later following a complaint from the NJEA, the Assembly Republican Office said.

“Instead of being willing to have a conversation, the NJEA would rather completely shut down people who are concerned or disagree. This is why parents are so irate. The NJEA pushes controversial policies and ideology on our children and when there is push back, they bring out the censorship police,” Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio (R-Warren) said when the video was taken down in August.

The Assembly Republicans submitted a legal counter to the NJEA’s copyright claim. After a two-month review, YouTube released the video and removed the copyright strike against the @NJAssemblyGOP channel that has doubled its subscribers since August – largely attributed to content opposing Democrat gun control policies.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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