I think it’s real purpose is to limit access to alternate media. The CIA is concerned that the public has access to actual news - the Clapper report on Russia was really about the CIA concern with alternate media and how Americans are losing faith in their institutions. There was no information with regard to Russia fixing the election. And yet the moron public thinks that is what the report said. CIA director Casey in 1980 to Regan when asked what he thought the role of the CIA was “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false".
When Clinton deregulated media we say a limiting of information. Anyone who got it right Post 911 - Phil donohue etc we don’t see anymore.
The argument here is the FCC is attacking freedom to information and the fifth estate - it is a constitutional violation. And we do have Clinton’s deregulation of media as evidence of what happens - A law suit might stall this for years
The public could bankrupt Verizon but the human race in general is not interested in principals or integrity - if it was those in power would not get more than a nano percent of the vote.
Carlin was right the public is the enemy - our collective stupidity.