Glenn Beck returned to the airwaves last night after a week-long vacation, during which he picked up a
puppet dressed in Chinese military garb Mao puppet at Disney Land (which now has its own Facebook page, by the way…you can’t make these things up).
Beck’s latest grumble after a week away — other than the fact the country apparently went nuts while he was off the air — is Net Neutrality and the FCC hearing that is taking place this week regarding the latest Net Neutrality bill that is making its way through Congress. According to Beck, however, the world has as much freedom of Internet speech as it could ever hope for (cue basement blogger trope), and the people who think it’s a good idea that the government enforce some of restrictions on internet providers so that they themselves can’t restrict what users can access and/or jack prices up for that access, are clearly Marxists. CLEARLY. Marxists who are trying to stifle free speech by attempting to make sure you don’t have to pay extra for access to it. Admittedly, when read by Glenn Beck the words of Free Press founder Robert McChesney do sound a rather, um, revolutionary. At this point, though, I think it’s pretty clear that Beck could make the phone book sound secretly Maoist.
It should probably be noted the person who “alerted” Glenn Beck to this hearing was Phil Kerpen vice president of the group Americans For Prosperity. In light of the name you will likely not be surprised to hear that the group would prefer the market to be in control of the “neutrality” of the Internet. Video below.
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