Skip to comments.FCC chairman’s books contain undocumented meetings with left-wing lobbyists
Posted on 02/21/2012 4:22:20 PM PST by Nachum
In the months leading up to the Federal Communications Commissions December 21, 2010 net neutrality vote, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowskis appointment book contained two key meetings not listed in Commissions legal filings, The Daily Caller has learned.
Genachowskis appointment book, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and provided to TheDC by the National Legal and Policy Center, showed two meetings that were not listed in the Commissions ex parte filings in the month prior to the net neutrality vote.
Net neutrality is where Internet traffic management policies of Internet service providers (ISPs) are governed by the FCC.
One was a half an hour meeting on November 9, 2010 called Tim Wu JG Drop by (Conf Room One). Wu, the chairman of the board of left-wing activist media lobby group Free Press from 2008 until 2011, was one of the chief architects of the net neutrality principle. Another was a 15 minute meeting on November 22, 2010 with Gigi Sohn founder and president of Public Knowledge, also a left-wing activist media lobby group in the minutes prior to an hour long meeting with Public Interest Groups.
When multiple parties are involved in a single issue before the Commission, ex parte filings which keep all parties informed of private meetings between the Commission and a single party are required to be filed by the lobby group who petitioned the FCC. Even when the information of the meeting is considered restricted, there is at least a notice filed by that party indicating the meeting took place.
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” Tim Wu JG Drop by (Conf Room One). Wu.... was one of the chief architects of the net neutrality principle.”
No. Net Neutrality already existed....the internet was built on it. The term was widely used.
Wu is one of the jerks who stole the term and tied it to FCC involvement in the internet.
Nothing to see here, time to move on - when left-wing ideologues do this, it’s for the greater good. Pay no attention to the fact that there are parties who stand to make a ton of money from the implementation of “net neutrality” rules. If those parties are consistent backers of left-wing causes (hello Google!), it’s all good.
I’d have gone to undocumented meetings in attempts to sway government officials, but I have to work for a living.
If we really did overtax the rich, we’d put these miserable corksoakers out of the lobbying business for good.
-——————Wu is one of the jerks who stole the term and tied it to FCC involvement in the internet.——————
Can you prove that?
Wu wrote his “groundbreaking” essay - Network Neutrality and Broadband Discrimination - June 5th, 2003.
Can you point to anything dated prior to June 2003 that talks about net neutrality?
This is at least an encouraging thing to see, potentially.
Net neutrality is dangerous, and that’s starting to sink in with even it’s most ardent defenders.
I guess seeing the marxists in their own words can be effective after all, no?
Oh for crying out loud. You’re absolutely correct. I was thinking of “packet neutrality”.
I’m getting old.
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