Friday, October 30, 2009

Stupid Quote of the Day: Glenn Beck on net neutrality

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Our favorite conspiracy theorist is back, and (once again) says something that’s almost outrageous in its sheer stupidity:

Beck: Anyway, you may remember, FreePress is the group pushing for Net Neutrality, which would take the Internet out of the private hands of private business and into the hands of the government. It would create a level playing field. It would help diversity. It would destroy the free market that created the Internet.

Except that, first of all, the free market didn’t create the Internet. The government did. And second, net neutrality is the exact antithesis of controlling or restricting the free market. It is, in itself, the very thing that allows the market to remain neutral to all – hence, “net neutrality”.

Sheesh, what an idiot.

(via @todayspolitics)