Audio: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Dispels Hysteria Over Net Neutrality Decision, Addresses Threats Against His Family

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Posted: Dec 15, 2017 2:30 PM
Audio: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Dispels Hysteria Over Net Neutrality Decision, Addresses Threats Against His Family

Filling in for host Brian Kilmeade on Fox News Radio this morning, I had the opportunity to interview the man at the epicenter of this week's Net Neutrality hysteria: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.  I asked him to explain the terms of the debate in simple terms, to respond to the vitriolic and fact-challenged attacks against his decision, to and address the valid concerns raised by supporters of Net Neutrality.  Unsurprisingly, some of the Left's hyperbolic hyperventilations have virtually no basis in reality.  He also discussed left-wing activists' shocking (and sometimes racist) threats against his family.  Listen:


For a thoughtful take defending the merits -- both procedural and substantive -- of the FCC's decision, this National Review editorial is worth your time.  Some of the hair-on-fire predictions of doom are downright comical, considering that the internet existed and thrived from its inception through February of 2015, when the now-reversed Obama regulations were imposed.  I had a little fun at the freakout crowd's expense:


They'll all move on to the next overwrought meltdown in due time, particularly after they discover that the internet has not been "ended," or whatever (perhaps they'll also notice that their taxes went down, despite what they've heard from the relentless anti-tax reform noise machine).  And since we're on the subject of over-the-top lunacy, here's a portion of my Fox & Friends segment from this morning, addressing the absurd New York Times infographic purporting to prove that President Trump has lied more in his first year than President Obama ever did over eight years.  Spoiler -- while I don't dispute Trump's unique disregard for empirical truths, the Times ignored a lot of dishonesty to conclude that Obama told a grand total of just 18 falsehoods over his 96 months in office: