If New FCC Boss Ajit Pai Is So ‘Pro Consumer,’ Why Does The Telecom Industry Need To Pay People To Say So?

Posted by | February 22, 2017 | | No Comments

Originally published in Techdirt on February 22, 2017.

“Fred Campbell, a long-standing ISP-funded ‘consultant,’ penned a piece over at Forbes blasting the Post and Times for ‘doublespeak,’ while insisting that Pai is secretly a hero of the people:

‘Doublespeak is language that disguises or even reverses the meaning of words in order to disguise the nature of the truth. A flurry of attacks on Ajit Pai, the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, are full of it. It’s clear that Pai is serious about closing the digital divide between those who use cutting-edge communications services and those who do not.'”