Shepard Smith of Fox News on Wednesday defended Net Neutrality saying this could be "the end of the Internet as we know it" and then slammed an anti-net neutrality guest.
Shepard Smith is the only Fox News host that resembles someone who isn't a Roger Ailes lackey and he proved that point yesterday when he took to the airwaves and discussed the horrendous court ruling that could destroy the Internet as we know it.
Smith: You could be witnessing the end of the Internet as we know it. It sounds kind of dramatic, but that's what some analysts are describing a major ruling which could change how much we have to pay to get online and what sites we can all visit. A federal court ruled that internet providers are free to block or slow down access to virtually any website.
I doubt you'll hear anyone else on Fox News describe our plight more succinctly than Shepard does here. He then takes the time to try and give examples what the ruling really does in a very simple way. Good for him. He then had on Larry Fishelson, from Dynalink Communications to discuss the ruling. How do you think Larry viewed the court verdict? It didn't take Smith long to slap him around.
Fishelson: This was a terrible piece of legislation and it was a wonderful court ruling yesterday. The best thing going out there right now is the Internet. the Internet is free and open so to call Net Neutrality neutral and call it open is the opposite. It's not neutral and it's not open.
Smith: You sound like a Corporate shill.
I doubt Larry expected this reaction from a Fox News host.
Fishelson: Well, you know what it is..
Smith: You do.
Fishelson: I might sound like a corporate shill, but the whole idea of the internet is you could use anything on the internet so what the government is trying to do is to get it to tax it and regulate it. Now, it's a business and it's a for profit business in the private world so
I love that this corporate shill now loves the government for trying to regulate the Internet so he can make a profit. Aren't regulations usually taboo for these people?
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Smith: So now people with money will have more access on the Internet than people without money and the whole idea in the first place was that everybody has equal access. It's not just for rich people, everybody is equal and this shoots a hole in it.
Bless you Shepard. Check out the whole video and then respond down below.