Comcast pays people to artificially fill up an FCC hearing; nitwits defend it
While this is outrageous enough...
Consider this: One side in the debate actually went to the trouble of hiring people off the street to pack a Federal Communications Commission meeting yesterday - and effectively keep some of its opponents out of the room. Broadband giant Comcast - the subject of the F.C.C. hearing on network neutrality at the Harvard Law School, in Cambridge, Massachusetts - acknowledged that it did exactly that.
...the first couple of comments on that post are even worse:
So what's the problem Bunch re. some guys getting paid to fill a hearing at the FCC? This was open to all, which is the American way with no one getting reserved and special seating. The so-called "hundreds of advocates for NET neutrality (who) were anxious to attend the hearing but couldn't get into the room" you whine about could have come earlier and could have had that seating. If these "hundreds of advocates" you speak of really wanted to take part in the FCC hearings, they shouldn't have waited until the last minute to attend. First come, first served. "F" your advocates! Probably a bunch of looney lefties anyway trying to disrupt another meeting with nothing to say or contribute and only there to get their 15 minutes of fame.
What a country we live in.
By fnord12 | February 27, 2008, 10:34 AM | Liberal Outrage
see, it's stuff like this that makes me tired in my soul. and also makes me want to punch people, but i kinda injured myself already so i'm not allowed until i can drum again.