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Rush: FCC trying to keep internet from becoming like talk radio and Fox News

posted at 6:29 pm on December 21, 2010 by

“They are worried to death that the Internet is gonna become the next conservative talk radio and Fox News, and that’s what they’re not gonna permit. That’s what so-called net neutrality is all about.”

People mocked Sarah Palin for saying that there would end up being ‘death panels’ because of ObamaCare. But when you ration care, that has to happen in the end. Even the deficit commission said in order for ObamaCare to be viable, it would need death panels.

Now Rush is telling you what Net Neutrality is all about. I’ve said before that it’s baby steps to an end goal of silencing dissent that gets in the legislative way of big government. If you don’t believe me, go back and listen to a frustrated Sen. Rockefeller suggest that the FCC should shut down Fox News! You think he’s in the minority of Democrats? Even one of the two FCC Commissioners that voted against Net Neutrality said this:

“[The FCC's action] is not motivated by a tangible competitive harm or market failure,” said Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker, a Republican, who said she couldn’t support the rule because the agency was intervening to regulate the Internet “because it wants to, not because it needs to.”

Got it? There’s no problem here that needs fixing. Well there isn’t unless you count this, this, and this.

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Gee, for people who supposedly are all about Liberty, the left sure doesn’t act like it, does it?

Colbyjack on December 21, 2010 at 6:49 PM

The only thing about this whole story is the FCC presuming they have the authority to regulate something without specific direction from congress.

What is not yet clear is exactly what is being regulated here.

Skandia Recluse on December 21, 2010 at 8:42 PM

What is not yet clear is exactly what is being regulated here.

Skandia Recluse on December 21, 2010 at 8:42 PM

The internet traffics in only one thing: Data. And since the FCC is the Federal Communications Commission, the type of data they seek to regulate is probably raw information. I don’t think the question is “what” they are trying to regulate. I think a better way to approach this would be to ask “why?”

gryphon202 on December 22, 2010 at 1:03 AM

People mocked Sarah Palin for saying that there would end up being ‘death panels’ because of ObamaCare. But when you ration care, that has to happen in the end. Even the deficit commission said in order for ObamaCare to be viable, it would need death panels.

She was mocked for good reason. If you think the current health care system in the US is not ‘rationed’ or limited by cost you are a fool.

lexhamfox on December 22, 2010 at 1:06 AM

She was mocked for good reason. If you think the current health care system in the US is not ‘rationed’ or limited by cost you are a fool.

No, she wasn’t. She was exactly right.
Her use of the phrase “death panels” was an accurate description of a government panel that decides whether or not someone gets health care and therefor who lives and who dies.
The exhorbitant cost of health care in America is caused by government interference in the industry. This has completely removed competition and driven costs so high it’s unaffordable to all but the wealthy. When we had a free market in health care it was affordable and people paid for it themselves. Health insurance was only for catastrophic injury or illness.
Government regulation is the reason health care is limited by cost. More regulation won’t fix it.

single stack on December 22, 2010 at 6:46 AM

I thought net neutrality was about preventing ISPs from charging extra to providers of content to guarantee priority; and this is all I seem to hear about when it is discussed by those interested in its implementation, nothing about speech regulation.

Is speech regulation really a natural extension of that policy?

thequeball on December 22, 2010 at 10:24 AM

With this naked power grab, the FCC have proven themselves to be nothing more than a group of soulless, megalomaniacal bureaucrats seeking to destroy free speech in all its forms.

Defund? No. Abolish.

ZK on December 22, 2010 at 11:00 AM

Time to do away with a bunch of these ‘agencies’ and make Congress do the job they were elected to do under the Constitution. They have outsourced their authority for far too long. Let the lawsuits against this 1st amendment travesty start flying.

Kissmygrits on December 22, 2010 at 12:05 PM

Defund? No. Abolish.

No. Imprison.

The commissioners who voted for this did so despite court rulings and repeated statements — including the laws that created their jobs — from Congress that it’s not in their power. Yet they went through with it.

The appropriate penalty, at minimum, is impeachment and a nice long prison sentence.

Crawford on December 22, 2010 at 1:59 PM

So Rushie-boy, would that mean they’re trying to keep the internet from becoming a mouthpiece for fat, loud, stupid wingnuts?

Even if they are (which they aren’t), they’ve long since lost that battle completely, because every loony-tune in the political spectrum has long since been let loose. The horse has not only left the barn but married and now has grandchildren.

Frankly, I don’t see what you have to worry about! The FCC doesn’t have the resources to silence a tenth of you keyboard monkeys without pissing off everyone else in the process.

Dark-Star on December 22, 2010 at 5:31 PM

DarkStar- shut up you pompous arse. Rushie Boy makes your yearly wage in about 10 minutes and has 10 times your smarts .

CWforFreedom on December 22, 2010 at 10:58 PM

DarkStar- shut up you pompous arse.

CWforFreedom on December 22, 2010 at 10:58 PM

Come and make me you overdressed baboon.

Rushie Boy makes your (and my) yearly wage in about 10 minutes

And so do dimwits like Michael Moore. Big effing deal; making tons o’ money is no measure of character anymore in a society that worships ball-dribbling dimwits and Hollywierd ‘stars’.

and has 10 times your smarts .

Please. Even a screwball like you could think circles around that blabbermouthed blubberball.

Dark-Star on December 23, 2010 at 12:13 AM

Dark-Star on December 22, 2010 at 5:31 PM

Ahhh, another enlightened liberal weighs in. “Gosh, if only you wing-nuts were half as smart as I think I am . . “.

And there is the rub. What you think apparently does not matter much here. To me, anyway.

BigAlSouth on December 23, 2010 at 7:17 AM

It’s not about Obamacare or the Net, It’s about government control over our lives. We must put a stop to this ridiculousness.

mike_NC9 on December 23, 2010 at 5:25 PM

Ahhh, another enlightened liberal weighs in. “Gosh, if only you wing-nuts were half as smart as I think I am plant life . . “.

BigAlSouth on December 23, 2010 at 7:17 AM

FTFY.

Dark-Star on December 24, 2010 at 3:37 PM

It’s pointless to engage the drones. They are beyond help.

roscopico on December 25, 2010 at 10:07 AM

These articles always give the reprobates a chance to confess the true irreconcilability of their thinking.

Inanemergencydial on December 25, 2010 at 12:41 PM