Episode

4/30 David Dayen: The Only Way to Save the Open Internet Requires Sucking Up to Corporate Titans

April 30, 2014

Michael Powell’s role in undermining Net Neutrality, the distinction between common carrier services and information services, the growth of concentration on the Internet, Barack Obama’s former commitment to Net Neutrality, why all problems are solved by classifying the Internet as a common carrier, why the new FCC rules will lead to a two tier Internet, how the FCC keeps moving the goal posts, the distinctions between the coalition that stopped SOPA and what is needed to save Net Neutrality, what needs to happen to save Net Neutrality and why the consumer will pay more on the path we are on.

On The Fun Half: Supreme Court upholds EPA rules on coal fire power plants pollution, Antonin Scalia makes a stunning blunder in his dissent by getting his own previous decision wrong, Wisconsin Judge rules against voter ID laws, armed militia supporters of Cliven Bundy set up armed check points, Donald Sterling’s NBA ban, debating what to call Libertarians, Oklahoma’s horrific death penalty disaster, why the death penalty is a barbaric act, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin ignores that state’s Supreme Court on staying executions and your calls and IMs.

Also take a look here for all of the links for today’s show here!

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

Members make the Majority Report possible. Please join us by becoming a MEMBER. You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation. Thanks

Past Episodes

Sam and Emma host Jon Marshall, associate professor at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, to discuss his recent book Clash: Presidents and the Press in Times of Crisis. Then, Sam and Emma are joined by Alex Speidel, organizer for the United Paizo Workers to discuss ...
The MR Crew will be breaking down the incoming primary news out of Pennsylvania, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oregon, and Idaho! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter ...
Sam and Emma break down the biggest headlines of the day, and debrief the Big Lie-ve Show in Boston last Sunday! And in the evening, the MR Crew will be breaking down the incoming primary news out of Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and more! They quickly run through Finland’s announcement of joining ...