[VIDEO] This MSNBC Talking Head learned a very valuable lesson in not asking questions that you do not know the answer to. This was all about the repeal of Net Neutrality, and the MSNBC host, Ali Velshi got blown away by former FCC commissioner Robert McDowell.
You can almost feel sorry for Ali Velshi as his talking points are totally destroyed and then turned against him. The interview was supposed to prove to the viewers that the loss of net neutrality meant the devastating loss of the internet. It did not go as planned.
As Written By Amber Athey for the Daily Caller:
MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi got absolutely destroyed during an interview Thursday with former FCC commissioner Robert McDowell about net neutrality.
Velshi got increasingly frustrated throughout the interview, even getting angry at his guest at one point for citing the laws that govern internet regulation.
McDowell kicked off the interview by explaining that net neutrality, which applies Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 to broadband internet networks, wasn’t created until February of 2015.
He responded to Velshi’s argument that repealing net neutrality might freeze out startups, reminding him that new tech companies like Facebook were created well before 2015.
“So, you have the Federal Trade Commission Act, for instance, you have the Clayton Act and the Sherman Act,” McDowell said. “Those are three very powerful federal statutes that kept the internet open and free prior to …….
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