Hillary Clinton of the FCC’s move: ‘It’s a foot in the door’

Moonbattery brings us these pearls of wisdom from Hillary Clinton regarding the latest FCC move. Makes sense. She has to get in bed with the big boys for more loot for her foundation. And who spent millions to capture the last bastion of our Free Enterprise System?

Soros, Ford Foundations ‘Lavish’ $196 Million to Push Internet Regulations – See more at: Newsbusters

The Ford Foundation, which claims to be the second-largest private foundation in the U.S., and Open Society Foundations, founded by far-left billionaire George Soros, have given more than $196 million to pro-net neutrality groups between 2000 and 2013. 

As Pantsuit would say, “What difference does it make” and finally she admits what we all know is true:

“It’s a foot in the door.”

Shrillary was referring to Obama’s alarming attempts to use the FCC to do to the Internet what ObamaCare did to health insurance, and the EPA is doing to the coal industry.

The remark confirms that as with all federal regulation, its main purpose is to provide leverage so as to inflict further regulation. So long as a single unapproved thought can be expressed on the Internet, the fascistic likes of Obama and Shrillary will not be finished with it. (By the looks of this interview, she isn’t getting anymore adept at campaigning.)

U.S. Military to Block Popular Websites for Japan

This must have just been the best idea yet for Obama. See how easy it is to shut down the Internet Websites? Japan requests it… Sure they did!! No doubt this proves the necessity of FCC control. Oh wait, they don’t have the authority? Well, then who does?

The blockage will be of a temporary nature and may increase or decrease in the size and scope as necessary.

The U.S. military has blocked access to a range of popular commercial websites in order to free up bandwidth for use in Japan recovery efforts, according to an e-mail obtained by CNN and confirmed by a spokesman for U.S. Strategic Command.

The sites — including YouTube, ESPN, Amazon, eBay and MTV — were chosen not because of the content but because their popularity among users of military computers. Sure, I believe that. Sure I do. CNN

Fox News viewers are most misinformed

This report is so transparent. Getting ready, prepping for the December 21, 2010 FCC meeting in which the corruptocrats will attempt to regulate free speech via  radio, TV and the Internet. Net Neutrality.The courts have ruled against you, but you are still on the march. We are ready for the next frontal assault as long as these cold, tired fingers can type a blog. Who is orchestrating all of this? Read  FCC to vote on Net Neutrality at December 21 meeting

My issue is with Huffington post.,  Fleece Me has a great review of the survey itself, so check out his place

A lot of lefty bloggers are making hay about a new poll that came out from World Public Opinion.org.  Now I know what you are thinking, with a name like that, it just has to be a conservative power house.  This polling organization hales out of the University of Maryland (another conservative powerhouse – just kidding) and among its supporters, we can list the Soros funded Tides Foundation.  Now let me be clear, the prior information is in no way meant to discredit the worthless conclusions WPO.org have come up with from their most recent poll – they can do that all by themselves.

The purpose for the poll can be stated easily, “To make Fox News look like the most misleading television news source.”  They were kind to us viewers though, they made sure to point out that viewers of Fox News are equally ignorant regardless of party affiliation.

So what kind of questions did they ask to reach these conclusions?  Read more at Fleece Me

Fox News viewers are much more likely than others to believe false information about American politics, a new study concludes.

So says the Huffington Post: Hey Huff– your first misleading information:  You sayThe study, conducted by the University of Maryland.

In your own post: the poll conducted by WorldPublicOpinion.org, based at the University of Maryland, and Knowledge Networks.

From their website: World Public Opinion Org

WorldPublicOpinion.org is an international collaborative project whose aim is to give voice to public opinion around the world on international issues. As the world becomes increasingly integrated, problems have become increasingly global, pointing to a greater need for understanding between nations and for elucidating global norms. With the growth of democracy in the world, public opinion has come to play a greater role in the foreign policy process. WorldPublicOpinion.org seeks to reveal the values and views of publics in specific nations around the world as well as global patterns of world public opinion.

Huff Post:

Fox News viewers are much more likely than others to believe false information about American politics, a new study concludes.

The study, conducted by the University of Maryland, judged how likely consumers of various news outlets and publications were to believe misinformation about a wide range of political issues. Overall, 90% of respondents said they felt they had heard false information being given to them during the 2010 election campaign. However, while consumers of just about every news outlet believed some information that was false, the study found that Fox News viewers, regardless of political information, were “significantly more likely” to believe that…

Following the first election since the Supreme Court has struck down limits on election-related advertising, a new poll finds that 9 in 10 voters said that in the 2010 election they encountered information they believed was misleading or false, with 56% saying this occurred frequently. according to the poll conducted by WorldPublicOpinion.org, based at the University of Maryland, and Knowledge Networks.

Equally significant, the poll found strong evidence that voters were substantially misinformed on many of the key issues of the campaign. Such misinformation was correlated with how people voted and their exposure to various news sources.

In addition, the study said, increased viewership of Fox News led to increased belief in these false stories

Huff Post

Net Neutrality Died with the election loss of ALL 95 House and Senate Supporters

A nice surprise buried in the post-election glow. I am sure it is not the last we have heard of this, but it sounds like our newly elected  Republicans are not ready to roll over to the Czars. A good slap down.

The F.C.C. had sought to force Internet Service Providers to stream content at any cost, for free, to all of the world. This was easily shot down by the U.S. Court of Appeals earlier in the year. The election results however, have all but ended the idea. Internet Radio as a viable alternative to Satellite Radio, is dead.

A report from CNNMoney’s David Goldman, indicates that ALL 95 House and Senate candidates who pledged to support Net Neutrality, LOST! With no congressional support, and no judicial support, the F.C.C. is now left to try to overstep its authority on its own, and hope it sticks. Already, services such as Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T) can cut off a streaming application if it determines the application to be using too much bandwidth, and can charge additional fees for popular music streaming applications.

The Federal Communications Commission tried to implement Net neutrality rules but got smacked down in April by a court ruling saying it did not have the authority to do so. As a result, it is preparing a proposal asking Congress to give it new authority to regulate broadband Internet service.

The widespread Democratic losses made an already uphill battle even tougher. More than a dozen incumbent congressmen who had voted for a similar Net neutrality bill in 2006 were voted out of office on Tuesday, most notably Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., a 28-year House veteran. Read More:  Seeking Alpha

Now Google search ranking shuns Net Neutrality

Google has just announced that they will now begin factoring page speed in their search algorithm rankings.  That means the faster a website loads, the higher up they show up in Google searches.  Sluggish sites on the other hand will be knocked down the search rankings even if they have the most relevant information.

Supposedly“Net Neutrality” is the basic principle that keeps the Internet free from corporate control. It means that companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T cannot block or control content on the Web, and that all Web sites and applications download and upload at the same speeds. In other words, any blog, video or Web site that I create will travel at the same speed as something produced by the mammoth media conglomerates.”

While these sentiments of equality are extremely popular and people want them to be true even if they aren’t, we can’t base policy on a fantasy world.  Free Press, Baker, and Healey should explain when in the history of the Internet has there ever been a time that the “little guy” can have same Internet connectivity as the large corporation?  Which Internet Service Provider will provide me a $50/month service that gives me the same Internet connectivity as Amazon.com or Facebook.com?  And if this type of high speed low cost service existed, why would Amazon or Facebook continue to pay hundreds of thousands of times more for Internet connectivity?

http://www.digitalsociety.org/2010/04/new-google-search-ranking-shuns-net-neutrality/

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