12/13/16

Net neutrality

Say goodbye to Net neutrality

Donald Trump has said little (that makes sense) on the matter. When net neutrality rules were proposed, he thundered—in a tweet, of course—that “Obama’s attack on the internet is another top down power grab. Net neutrality is the Fairness Doctrine. Will target the conservative media.” (Fact check: The Fairness Doctrine—an FCC policy from the late ‘40s that said broadcasters must present issues in an honest, equitable, and balanced way—was eliminated in 1987; it has nothing to do with net neutrality.)

With Our Donald, we see once again that facts don't matter.

According to Ted Cruz, Our Donald, and a good part of the rest of the GOP ... 'Net neutrality' is a crime against nature. Oppression of 'conservatives'. A blatant power grab.

Cruz once again proved himself to be either clueless, or manipulator of fact, or a liar - take your pick. Cruz accused Obama of '... salivating to regulate the Internet ..'.

Truth-testing Ted Cruz' latest Net neutrality gibberish

Actually, President Obama’s statement on Title II made it clear that his Net Neutrality support didn’t amount to Internet regulation. The rules themselves are clear: The laws that a bipartisan Congress wrote in Title II and the FCC’s order itself apply to broadband access providers. That’s an important distinction that the anti-Net Neutrality crowd routinely ignores. In late 2014, Obama said “I’m urging the FCC to do everything they can to protect Net Neutrality for everyone. They should make it clear that whether you use a computer, phone or tablet, Internet providers have a legal obligation not to block or limit your access to a website. Cable companies can’t decide which online stores you can shop at or which streaming services you can use. And they can’t let any company pay for priority over its competitors.”

What the GOP wants to do is eliminate Net neutrality, and then Our Donald and his rich pals can bend We the People over in yet another way.

That twitching you feel in your trousers? That's Our Donald's hand you feel in your pocket, wrapped around  your wallet.