Skip to comments.Net Brutality… Literally
Posted on 05/18/2006 9:26:02 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Net Brutality Literally
FreedomWorks crashes press event: check out the great photos!
By Brendan Steinhauser, FreedomWorks Grassroots Manager
May 18, 2006
A free market coalition led by FreedomWorks and Protest Warrior crashed the press conference held today by Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), MoveOn.org and musician Moby. Our sign Net Brutality proved fitting, as one of the Lefts activists struck one of our members in the face with a sign. This incident interrupted the press conference, causing Rep. Markey and Moby to turn and look at the commotion. The man was swiftly ushered away by the MoveOn crowd as to avoid further embarrassment. MoveOn claims that the man was not a member, but was some random guy from off the street.
FreedomWorks staff and volunteers attended the press conference with signs that said, Say No to Net Neutrality, Hands Off the Internet and No Net Neutering. FreedomWorks handed out copies of Researcher Arpan Suras piece on net neutrality published in Human Events Online, as well as todays The Wall Street Journals piece on the same topic.
The would-be Internet regulators tried to block these signs and marginalize the message of FreedomWorks and Protest Warrior. However, as the pictures show, we were able to avoid being censored.
The hypocrisy of the Left was evident today, as they did not welcome any dissenting views. The Lefts frustration was apparent as reporters began snapping photos and pointing their TV cameras at the protestors, and Rep. Markeys message got lost in the battle for positioning behind him. One Hill staffer was particularly upset when a FreedomWorks staff member was interviewed by NPR news. The Hill staffer even interrupted the reporter, to which the reporter instructed the Hill staffer to let him to do his job.
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Brendan Steinhauser deserves a raise or a promotion at FreedomWorks for pulling this one off.
sorry, but I'm on the other side of yours.
net neutrality means the isps must treat all megabytes the same.
without net neutrality, soros could pay the isps to put FR in the slow lane or mellon scaif could pay to put DU in the slow lane
this serves no one. treat all megabytes the same please.
Some random guy off the street WITH A SIGN?
Lying MoveOn bastards.
They're not even very good at lying. MoveOn.org is pathetic.
SUPERCALIFRAGIDOSHIUSLY FANTASMAGORICALLY WONDERFUL!
I have a question for you concerning your fear:
Why is it that his hasn't happened so far?
There is nothing in place now to prevent the abuses that you mention; in fact, it would have been much easier at different times over the last decade for manipulations like that to have taken place.
So far it hasn't happened - why not?
I am not sure what this is about, but if MoveOn.org is on one side, I am on the other. That much is common sense to me.
This is about preventing federal regulation of the internet. Who would you rather have making decisions on bandwith: the companies competing in a free market, or the federal government.
Here is The Wall Street Journal on the issue:
This should convince the rest of you:
Yes, or the alternative media will go away.
from the national review article you linked:
"The telecoms say that they need the revenue in order to build the networks of the future"
This is a money grab by the telecoms to sell fast net access to the highest bidder. This is not a good thing.
Love that tag line. =)
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