Soros 'Free Press' group works with FCC behind closed doors to lobby for 'net neutrality'
The George Soros-backed "Free Press" media organization claims it is interested in ending back room deals involving government and media lobbyists.
As it declares on its web site,"For too long, media policy has been made behind closed doors in the public’s name but without our involvement or consent."
However, in a series of newly released e-mails between the Free Press and the U.S. Federal Commuications Commission, it appears that it is the Free Press that's working the back rooms.
Under the Freedom of Information Act the non-profit Judicial Watch obtained a number of private communications between the media group and the FCC over the policy of advancing "net neutrality," a proposal to regulate the Internet. The Free Press is an enthusiastic supporter of net neutrality.
In the e-mails it's clear the Free Press is acting as the FCC's PR firm, lobbyist and speaker's bureau all rolled up in one. As the e-mails show, the news outlet is very chummy with the FCC executive staff, advising and strategizing over the best ways to promote net neutrality. Judicial Watch reports: