Joe asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Why is Glenn Beck against net neutrality?

Net neutrality activists don't want to change the internet. They want to keep it as it is. Comcast and Verizon want to enact legislation that will change the way that the internet works, in a way that they can threaten free speech. Why does Glenn Beck support their efforts?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Because Beck has been bought for by these corporations. He supports them because he wants to get his paycheck despite his vaunted Mormon " Christianity."He is like the money changers who were driven out of the Temple by Jesus

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  • 1 decade ago

    First of all, Glenn Beck doesn't believe any of the crap he spews. His emotional outbreaks are scripted and his talking points are nonsensical. Don't even get me started on the blackboard.

    He's against net neutrality because changing the system that's already in place would make the privatized telecom billions of dollars they don't need while charging us even more than they do now for a slower, less accessible internet connection than we currently enjoy.

    It doesn't have to make sense, no conservative viewpoints do. They just have to scare into people that this obviously retarded proposition to make rich people richer and poor people poorer is somehow in their best interests. They usually succeed.

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  • 3 years ago

    while you're superb in the way you're describing the "internet neutrality" act, as a rely of certainty nevertheless that the government truly has no company being in touch with it. it is the previous foot interior the door argument. in case you enable even one infringement on the gadget that facilitates voters to talk freely then it is lots much less puzzling to get the subsequent one. And the subsequent one. and so on. whilst what you're saying is probable (even probable) superb and not the present purpose, the person-friendly premise of the foot interior the door continues to be sound. besides, it is the different provisions interior the bill that are debatable. case in point it might enable the president to snatch administration of the internet for the duration of cases of national emergency - beats me how they might do so yet there it is. and of direction that "emergency" is defined by the president. are you able to declare despotism? think of of it this sort, would you choose for to have allowed Bush the authority to stick his nostril into the internet? In any vogue? i've got self assurance that the answer to that may not in basic terms "no" yet "hades no" to a large a lot of people. and that they may be superb. the opportunities for abuse from this act are purely too super to forget approximately and could influence to many regulation abiding voters and should no longer be interior the hand of ANY baby-kisser from any party. So are they utilising hyperbole to drum up opposition. beneficial. Are they incorrect in how they are claiming the bill as written would have an influence? probable, a minimum of interior the quick term. yet they are commentators - no longer newsmen. And purely like politicians, they are under no criminal duty to document the completed actuality. in certainty, purely like something of the main circulate media - who do declare to be newsmen - they tell the certainty from their perspective. those 2 are purely portray a image of what the destiny ought to look like if this bill passes. And regrettably it isn't any longer a exceedingly one.

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  • Glenn Beck is essentially, a corporate spokesman at this point.

    Right now he's counting the fistfuls of cash he got from Comcast.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Beck is a corporate shill and nothing more. He always supports the rich and the powerful, and the sad thing is that he convinces the poor and the powerless that they should do the same. It's pathetic.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Shocking, Beck supports something that benefits monopolies and screws the common man.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    because, he, as usual, is a shill for corporations... (remember "buy gold" lol)

    beck fans may not be so happy about it when it takes them 4 hours to upload their "anti-Obama rant" on youtube because comcast wants to restrict your broadband...

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  • 1 decade ago

    I don't want government regulating the internet, my health care, etc.etc.etc. Why do we need a nanny state, are we really that stupid now?

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