[opendtv] How Silicon Valley Became the FCC Chair’s Scapegoat - Bloomberg
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- Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2017 07:14:56 -0500
Monty provided a link to this article:
The debate over internet regulation has steadily morphed over the last few
years from an insular fight between telecom experts into a standard-issue
political screaming match.
Just one more example of how the resistance is being used to block and delay
the roll-back of the regulatory state. It is Soooooooooo easy to get these
brainwashed progressives to do their bidding...
But this was to be expected, given the way that the Title II order was
implemented and rubber stamped by the Obama Courts...
This isn’t a new tactic for Pai. “He had the same complaints about us being
shills” for internet companies, said Tom Wheeler, the FCC chairman who
ushered in the 2015 rules.
At least Wheeler admits to the reality of what actually happened. Obama milked
Silicon Valley for every penny he could grab, while he did noting to control
the power they have been accumulating. In fact, he was their cheerleader, and
his DOJ turned anti-trust law on its head to support their anti-competitive
practices. And the Democrats were more than happy to use the Internet giants to
promote their cause while these companies did the very thing that the Net
Neutrality proponents are concerned about -blocking views that did not support
the outcome they wanted.
Then there is this little gem:
Don’t expect Pai to follow up his critique of Silicon Valley with any
regulatory action. His main impact on the FCC since taking the agency over
has been to have it do less in nearly every instance. Republicans presumably
wouldn’t want the agency get into the business of policing speech. “
Yup. The sordid history of the FCC’s efforts to control speech by the heavily
regulated broadcasters - i.e. The Fairness Doctrine - does not play well with
Getting the FCC back into the business of controlling speech would be a heavy
lift today. Besides, its so much less important today since the public
education system and colleges/universities are doing such a good job protecting
the next generation from speech they do not want to hear...
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