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The FCC's Guide to Losing Net Neutrality Without Really Trying

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  • Apparently FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski expects the millions of Americans who have spoken out for Net Neutrality to buy this lemon when the FCC meets to vote on his rules on Dec. 21.
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  • Reactions To FCC Net Neutrality Proposal Mixed
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Craig Aaron, Huffington Post

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Ever have to negotiate a contract or try to sell a used car?

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Would you start the give-and-take by naming the lowest price you're willing to accept and then try to get a better deal?

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Of course not. Yet somehow, that's the exact "strategy" the Obama administration seems intent on pursuing -- and not just on tax cuts for the richest Americans.

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The Washington Post's Greg Sargent described this pathology among Democrats in a post last week.

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Reactions To FCC Net Neutrality Proposal Mixed, Amy Lee, Huffington Post

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  • Response to the proposal as it stands has been far from unanimous praise. Initial excitement that the matter had been officially introduced at all was quickly subsumed by wariness over ambiguities in the proposal that seemed to allow broadband carriers to continue their old practices under the cover of a false openness.
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  • Why The Federal Trade Commission' s (FTC's) Online Privacy Plan Won't Stop The Information Free-For-All
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From Jefferson to Assange

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  • It is outrageous for any journalist, or respecter of what every American president has claimed is our inalienable, God-given right to a free press, not to join in Assange's defense on the WikiLeaks issue.
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  • The Shameful Attacks on Julian Assange
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Robert Scheer, Huffington Post

All you need to know about Julian Assange's value as a crusading journalist is that the New York Times and most of the world's other leading newspapers have led daily with important news stories based on his WikiLeaks releases. All you need to know about the collapse of traditional support for the constitutional protection of a free press is that Dianne Feinstein, the centrist Democrat who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, has called for Assange "to be vigorously prosecuted for espionage."

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Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Feinstein, who strongly supported the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, has the audacity to call for the imprisonment of the man who, more than any other individual, has allowed the public to learn the truth about those disastrous imperial adventures -- facts long known to Feinstein as head of the Intelligence Committee but never shared with the public she claims to represent.

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The Shameful Attacks on Julian Assange, David Samuels, The Atlantic

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  • The truly scandalous and shocking response to the Wikileaks documents has been that of other journalists, who make the Obama Administration sound like the ACLU.
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  • From Jefferson to Assange
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ACORN Chief Bertha Lewis: Glenn Beck Is A 'Political Necrophiliac' Having 'Congress' With ACORN's Corpse

Lewis is clearly still smarting from the attacks, as she used seemingly every word in the dictionary to blast Beck, Fox News, Rupert Murdoch and the conservative media. They were all using the specter of ACORN to score cheap political points, she said.

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Jack Mirkinson, Huffington Post

The former head of ACORN called Glenn Beck and Fox News "political necrophiliacs" who want to keep digging up the "corpse" of the defunct community organizing group.

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Bertha Lewis, former CEO of the group, launched into what can only be described as an epic rant during an interview last week (Nov 28 - Dec 4) on the Internet radio show "Citizen Radio."

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The repeated attacks on ACORN by Beck and others in the conservative media were proven to be, at best, severely factually challenged. But they did succeed in forcing the group to essentially shut down.

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Reactions To FCC Net Neutrality Proposal Mixed

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  • Response to the proposal as it stands has been far from unanimous praise. Initial excitement that the matter had been officially introduced at all was quickly subsumed by wariness over ambiguities in the proposal that seemed to allow broadband carriers to continue their old practices under the cover of a false openness.
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  • Why The Federal Trade Commission' s (FTC's) Online Privacy Plan Won't Stop The Information Free-For-All
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Amy Lee, Huffington Post

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FFC Chair Julius Genachowski

For the tech community, net neutrality is the byword for a free and open Internet. So the Federal Communication Committee's announcement that they would introduce regulations to protect net neutrality came as a welcome relief.

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But response to the proposal as it stands has been far from unanimous praise. Initial excitement that the matter had been officially introduced at all was quickly subsumed by wariness over ambiguities in the proposal that seemed to allow broadband carriers to continue their old practices under the cover of a false openness.

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Why The Federal Trade Commission' s (FTC's) Online Privacy Plan Won't Stop The Information Free-For-All, Bianca Bosker, Huffington Post
The Federal Trade Commission's new proposal to protect our privacy online should do little to assuage your fears of a know-it-all Web watching, tracking and responding to your activities on the Internet.

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War News Unfit for Print

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  • Wikileaks’ Iraq War Logs revelations are clearer outside the United States.
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  • 'There is much less of a focus on the aspects of the leaks that make the U.S. look bad,' says Jim Naureckas of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR).
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  • Wikileaks Exposes Complicity of the (US) Press
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Andrew Oxford, In These Times

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When five news organizations—The New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, Der Spiegel and Al Jazeera—were granted access to Wikileaks’ Iraq War Logs before they were published online on October 22, only The Times avoided drawing the same conclusions as its colleagues abroad. The Guardian’s coverage featured headlines such as “Secret Files Show How U.S. Ignored Torture” and “How Friendly Fire Became Routine,” while Le Monde was no less dramatic. Der Spiegel, the German news weekly, published a lengthy editorial titled, “Dumb War: Taking Stock of the Iraq Invasion,” which concluded that the Wikileaks documents confirm that the war was a failure.

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Meanwhile, The Times’ front-page headline assured us “Detainees Fared Worse in Iraqi Hands.” Other American newspapers seemed similarly unimpressed by Wikileaks’ latest publication of nearly 400,000 classified military documents. The Washington Post printed an editorial declaring that the Iraq War Logs offered no new insights.

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Wikileaks Exposes Complicity of the Press, Gareth Porter, CounterPunch
Documents Show New York Times and Washington Post Shilling for US Government on Iran Missile "Threat"

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Wikileaks Exposes Complicity of the Press

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Documents Show New York Times and Washington Post Shilling for US Government on Iran Missile "Threat"

Gareth Porter, CounterPunch

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A diplomatic cable from last February released by Wikileaks provides a detailed account of how Russian specialists on the Iranian ballistic missile program refuted the U.S. suggestion that Iran has missiles that could target European capitals or intends to develop such a capability.

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In fact, the Russians challenged the very existence of the mystery missile the U.S. claims Iran acquired from North Korea.

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But readers of the two leading U.S. newspapers never learned those key facts about the document.

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On Korea, Here We Go Again

If American journalism should have learned one thing over the years, it is to be cautious and skeptical during the first days of a foreign confrontation like the one now playing out on the Korean Peninsula. Often the initial accounts from the “U.S. side” don’t turn out to be entirely accurate.

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Robert Parry, consortiumnews.com

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While you can delve back through history for plenty of examples, today’s U.S. journalists might remember events like the Gulf of Tonkin clash that opened the door to the disastrous Vietnam War and the misplaced certainty about Iraq’s WMD that led to a bloody U.S. invasion and occupation.

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In both cases, contrary claims from the "enemy side" were discounted and mocked as U.S. journalists puffed out their chests and waved the flag.

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