July 24, 2013

When Americans get frustrated with their media, they often feel inclined to take their gripes to a higher power. That would be the government. Commentators, journalists, pundits, etc., drive news consumers over and over to dial up or e-mail the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) — the better to lobby for relief from all these experts. The Erik Wemple Blog a while back requested a cross-section of complaints and hereby continues a series showcasing the best ones.

On July 22, 2010, a news consumer from Midlothian, Va., sent this complaint to the FCC:

I have been watching the Glenn Beck Show. He is a wonderful and HONEST man. The subject is “NET NEUTRALITY”. If we want free speech on the net, he suggested……..http://www.nointernettakeover.com/ Someone is trying to stop me from getting to the website. A database website popped up in place of the site. It was blue and white and talked about a database. Please check this out. I have a computer company, so I know there is a problem. Thanking you in advance for looking into this for me. Please get back to me if possible.

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.