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'Maybe The Worst FCC I've Ever Seen'

By Michael Winship/BillMoyers.com

In just a few short months, the Trump wrecking ball has pounded away at rules and regulations in virtually every government agency. The men and women the president has appointed to the Cabinet and to head those agencies are so far in sycophantic lockstep, engaged in dismantling years of protections in order to make real what White House strategist Steve Bannon infamously described as "the deconstruction of the administrative state."

The Federal Communications Commission is not immune. Its new chair, Republican Ajit Pai, embraces the Trump doctrine of regulatory devastation. "It's basic economics," he declared in an April 26 speech at Washington's Newseum. "The more heavily you regulate something, the less of it you're likely to get."

His goal is to stem the tide of media reform that in recent years has made significant progress for American citizens. Even as we rely more than ever on digital media for information, education and entertainment, Pai and his GOP colleagues at the FCC seek to turn back the clock and increase even more the corporate control of cyberspace.

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Posted on June 20, 2017

Infomercial Reviews

Stop Sign

The owner of a Washington-state computer shop asserts that computer viruses are the biggest threat to business computers, when clearly the real danger comes from shitty coffee.
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Posted on July 17, 2007
TV Preacher Review

Joel Osteen

He's everything Kevin Trudeau would be if Trudeau actually believed in anything.
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Posted on August 15, 2007
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What I Watched Last Night: Blades Of Bad-Assery

By Scott Buckner
Given my total lack of aptitude for anything involving tools, I'm always interested in seeing how true craftsmen end up manufacturing awesome shit out of basically nothing.
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Posted on October 26, 2016

'Maybe The Worst FCC I've Ever Seen'

By Michael Winship/BillMoyers.com
If we could just get some media coverage . . .

Posted on June 20, 2017

Papering Over Poverty

By Jonathan Pie
"I assume the $370 million you're about to spend on Buckingham Palace includes a sprinkler system."

Posted on June 19, 2017

Take Your Photo With Adam West!

By Steve Rhodes
We're making it happen. You're all invited.

Posted on June 13, 2017

Jonathan Pie, TV Reporter! Election Carnage

A Lesson From The UK
Populism works both ways, it's not all right-wing. It can go to the left as well.

Posted on June 12, 2017

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