WSJ: Net Neutrality Was Manufactured and Astroturfed Into Law
A new report today described how Barack Obama planned and illegally passed net neutrality into law.
John Fund at the Wall Street Journal report by John Fund reported that net neutrality movement was manufactured and then astroturfed into law.
“The Federal Communications Commission’s new “net neutrality” rules, passed on a partisan 3-2 vote yesterday, represent a huge win for a slick lobbying campaign run by liberal activist groups and foundations. The losers are likely to be consumers who will see innovation and investment chilled by regulations that treat the Internet like a public utility…[S]ome of the same foundations that have spent years funding net neutrality advocacy research ended up funding the FCC-commissioned study that evaluated net neutrality research.
So the “media reform” movement paid for research that backed its views, paid activists to promote the research, saw its allies installed in the FCC and other key agencies, and paid for the FCC research that evaluated the research they had already paid for. Now they have their policy. That’s quite a coup.”
Let’s hope someone passes this on to Congressional Republicans who have already announced that they will block this power grab by Barack Obama.