I'm not one to usually create topics, but this just got to me.
I was watching Fox News in my weird sadist way, and low and behold they've launched a new campaign to fight against Net Neutrality while pretending to argue for it.
Now for those of you who are unaware of Net Neutrality, the concept is that no company can regulate the content on the Internet, can not favour traffic to some sites over others, and can not interfere with traffic (as Comcast did to BitTorrent users).
There was a recent court decision that decided the FCC could not force Net Neutrality under the current rules, and that Comcast is authorized to interfere with traffic as they please. The FCC in attempts to ensure that the Internet stays the way it is now (sans Comcasts packet interference) they're reclassifying the Interner to fall under the rules of telephone service.
Watch what Fox News does. As the video notes this isn't the editorial side. This is the news side and it's a prime example of their flagrant bias and propaganda tactics.
Much of the problems are noted in the description, but it's pretty obvious. The anchor is not only using favourable worlds, and a repeating mantra of "Obama is taking over the internet","Government take over", "Big Government" etc. She gives considerably more time to Jim Harper who is lying about what the situation is, and interrupts Josh Silver each time in attempts to misdirect the opinion back in Jim's favour. They completely turn the issue into opposite land where they're claiming it's the FCC trying to censor content on the Internet where the reality is they're doing the complete opposite and prevent content control and manipulation.
Want to know the icing on the cake? Jim Harper works for the CATO institute. Want to take a wild guess which ISP donates to this think tank?
The Internet "sky is falling" has been yelled many times, but if we don't keep vigilant we may lose the Internet as we know it.
I'm particularly interested to hear conservatives on the issue of Net Neutrality, and how Fox News is handling it.