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FCC chairmanís books contain undocumented meetings with left-wing lobbyists
daily caller ^ | 2/21/12 | Josh Peterson

Posted on 02/21/2012 4:22:20 PM PST by Nachum

In the months leading up to the Federal Communications Commission’s December 21, 2010 “net neutrality” vote, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s appointment book contained two key meetings not listed in Commission’s legal filings, The Daily Caller has learned.

Genachowski’s 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 Commission’s 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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1 posted on 02/21/2012 4:22:29 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 02/21/2012 4:24:28 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

” 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.


3 posted on 02/21/2012 4:28:54 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Now I know how the average lefty would feel if Fred Phelps were elected President.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Ping


4 posted on 02/21/2012 4:32:32 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Nachum

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.


5 posted on 02/21/2012 4:56:04 PM PST by rockvillem
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

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.

Thanks Nachum.


6 posted on 02/21/2012 5:50:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Psycho_Bunny; abb

-——————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?


7 posted on 02/22/2012 7:43:25 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: abb

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?


8 posted on 02/22/2012 7:50:54 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Oh for crying out loud. You’re absolutely correct. I was thinking of “packet neutrality”.

I’m getting old.


9 posted on 02/23/2012 5:23:02 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Now I know how the average lefty would feel if Fred Phelps were elected President.)
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