Media Matters Claims Ajit Pai ‘Retreats to Fox’ to ‘Avoid Criticism’ on Net Neutrality, Omits He Appeared on CBS

Washington Free Beacon | 6/11/2018 | David Rutz
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BY: David Rutz

Left-wing media watchdog Media Matters for America accused Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai on Monday of retreating to Fox News to "avoid criticism" over the repeal of net neutrality, neglecting to tell readers he also appeared on "CBS This Morning" the same day.

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The FCC voted in December to end the Obama-era net neutrality rules that imposed regulations on the Internet. Pai's Restoring Internet Freedom proposal repealed the Obama administration's Title II rules, the Free Beacon reported. Under net neutrality, internet service providers were classified as utilities instead of information services, and subjected to broad federal regulation.

The repeal became official Monday, and Pai appeared on CBS and Fox News to discuss the new measures and respond to critics who have fretted internet service providers will block or throttle traffic on certain websites.

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"On the day net neutrality repeal takes effect, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai retreats to Fox to avoid criticism," Media Matters tweeted Monday afternoon.

It linked to an article with the same headline and the transcript of a portion of his interview with Fox host Dana Perino. The story hit Perino for not pushing back against his claim the Internet will be...
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