The Obama Internet: “A Little Knowledge Is A Dangerous Thing …”

ListeningWe note that America’s Fox News is widely supposed a bastion of the antedeluvian Right, is owned by Rupert Murdoch, a man who not only also owns Lefty outlets but was recently seen hobnobbing with Valerie Jarrett, top assist to President Obama.

We find little news on Fox News, for that matter, on the other major outlets. We find news on the Internet, these days. We respect the Drudge Report and the Free Republic websites, both somewhat Rightis but at least, productive for folk wishing to know what is happening. Still, even they offer only a relatively narrow perspective, if considerably wider than the traditional big boys. One must hunt around the Internet to find much more than currently overdone hot spots.

But even that may not last much longer; the Obama Administration is making a full bore, three-pronged attack on the freedom of the Internet. To protect us, of course. The FCC, FTC and FEC are all coming up with Internet regulation that will put the government in charge of what you will find on the net in future, should these helpful notions go into force. The FEC portion seems to provide regulation of websites. All this of course, without recourse to Congress.

News disappeared from major media ‘news’ when the newly activist White House set itself up as an informal censor as we hear the story; we don’t claim to know. It seemed earlier than that, to us. Regardless, we must search the net ourselves if we hope to know what’s going on these days. And we assume that once the governors get their hot. slimy, cotton-picking lunch hooks onto the Internet, news as the aged among us once knew it, will be extinct as Homo Habilis but lacking any bones to titillate future archeologists.We will know, in historically traditional fashion, what the government wants us to know, as say, the Russians or the Chinese.

Will our American public pull its collective heads out of its t tablets and phones, rising up in indignation to save net freedom? Stay tuned …

About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much) Couple of degrees in government, a few medals in figure skating; just reading and suspicion for economics ...
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