Skip to comments.House Republicans Continue To Question Collaboration On Net Neutrality Rules
Posted on 06/03/2011 4:53:13 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
House Republicans continue to question how the Federal Communications Commission developed and passed rules designed to prevent anticompetitive behavior online.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., criticized what she called "collusion" between the FCC and the advocacy group Free Press on Friday. On Thursday the conservative group Judicial Watch released emails between Free Press employees and Democratic FCC Commissioner Michael Copps and his staff.
"I am deeply disturbed by the revelations of collusion between the FCC and Free Press on the net-neutrality issue. The FCC has moved against the will of the people, the wisdom of Congress, and the order of the courts, to nationalize our most productive marketplace," Blackburn said in a statement sent to reporters. She has vocally opposed the so-called "net neutrality" rules.
In the emails, Free Press offers to help Copps write an opinion piece to place in a newspaper. Copps declined the offer but Free Press helped place a commentary that Copps and his staff eventually wrote.
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It's a fair question to ask why.