@senmikelee Investigating White House Influence in FTC Decision Not to Prosecute Google

According to the National Journal (“Senate to Investigate White House Role in Google’s Antitrust Victory“): A Senate panel plans to investigate whether the White House inappropriately derailed a federal investigation into accusations that Google was stifling online competition. Sen. Mike Lee, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary’s Antitrust Subcommittee, plans to contact the Federal Trade […]

Google Distributing Another Terrorist Propaganda Video

Right on cue, Google’s YouTube video monopoly platform is distributing yet another terrorist propaganda video: According to The Long War Journal: The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda’s official branch in Syria, has released another video showing its fighters using American-made TOW missiles. As The Long War Journal reported earlier this week, Al Nusrah released a video featuring […]

YouTube Distributes Jund al-Aqsa Video Glorifying Jihadi Suicide Bombers

Remember when a UK Member of Parliament called out Google for providing material support for the terrorist group Jund al-Aqsa by distributing recruiting and aspirational videos for the group?  That’s right, in the UK House of Commons, Diana Johnson, a leading Labour MP, had quite a lot to say about Google’s involvement with jihadi recruiting: We recognise, of […]

Who benefits from ad supported streaming? Three guesses.

What do you pay for when you pay for a subscription to an ad supported service like Spotify or Pandora?  It stops being ad supported.  So who benefits from that?  Fans and artists who hate advertising.  Artists who get a higher royalty rate. Who doesn’t benefit? Well, who do ya think?  Here’s a risk factor […]

#howgoogleworks: Why did the Federal Trade Commission ignore staff recommendations to prosecute Google for antitrust violations?

OK, now that you’ve stopped laughing, that’s not a trick question.  We all know why Google has never been prosecuted by the U.S. government.  One way or another, they buy their way out of it through Google’s unprecedented network of lobbyists, fake academics and shadowy nonprofits like the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Public Knowledge.  (For […]

Is Your Home Radio Station Lobbying the FCC for a Payola Waiver and Fighting Artist Pay for Radio Play? Part 2: Entercom Communications

As discussed in Part 1, Ben Sisario reported in the New York Times that “Big Radio”, including Entercom Communications based in Bala Cynwyd, PA, is lobbying the FCC for a waiver of the long standing payola rules. Right about the same time that Entercom’s payola waiver filing was released by the FCC, “Big Radio” launched the Free Radio Alliance to […]