Now that the Federal Communications Commission is chaired by a conservative and conservatives have the majority, it appears that the Net Neutrality Repeal Bill will go through. The Wall Street Journal has come out in support of this bill. Under the Obama administration, this was touted as a “fairness’ doctrine.
The original Fairness Doctrine for broadcasting was a hideous monster. It wound up suppressing more freedom of speech than it allowed. Obama saw this new measure as a way to legislate fairness into the providers of the internet. The WSJ does not see it that way. It has been a killer of innovation and growth. Like most other socialist doctrines, all it did was share the misery.
As Written By Eric Liberman for the Daily Caller:
The Wall Street Journal editorial board on Thursday effectively endorsed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to repeal “net neutrality” rules.
Pai released his proposal Tuesday to undo the internet regulations imposed under the Obama-administration’s FCC in 2015. The move shows that Pai is more than ready to move forward with a decision he seemed intended to make for a while.
Editors of TheWSJ provided their opinion on the matter likely due to the fact that clamoring against Pai’s decision has led to vitriolic condemnations, and even nonsense that doesn’t always delve in the nuances of the regulatory effects.
TheWSJ alluded to this fierce opposition on multiple occasions.
“Anyone who thought Thanksgiving would include several days of comity and goodwill toward fellow countrymen has been disabused, and one holiday brawl has been about “net neutrality” rules that the Federal Communications Commission plans to repeal,” the opening sentence reads. “The political outrage doesn’t match the underlying merits, which is a return to the free internet that reigned for 20……….
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