The president of GLAAD (essentially, the organization’s executive director) has resigned in the wake of the scandal about letters that went to the FCC over his signature, drafted by donor AT&T, that Barrios apparently neither read nor understood. which he then subsequently disavowed.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday June 19, 2011 8:06 am|
|By: emptywheel Friday June 17, 2011 3:30 pm|
Who watches the watchmen? That is a question we all have to ask ourselves when we hear of NSA-Private Sector partnerships.
|By: Teddy Partridge Monday June 13, 2011 3:00 am|
The AT&T/GLAAD gaywashing scandal proceeds apace. The AT&T-written letter GLAAD ‘president’ Jarrett Barrios submitted to the Federal Communications Commission is linked to former Orrin Hatch staffer and current AT&T lobbyist Mr Troup Coronado, GLAAD board member.
Lobbyist Mr Troup Coronado has a smarmy history that goes back to the bad, old days when Speaker Dennis Hastert and his now-felon deputy Tom Delay set the loosest ethics rules in the the history of the House of Representatives.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday June 10, 2011 10:13 am|
Michelangelo Signorelli has the goods on GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios, who sent a letter to the FCC on behalf of the organization supporting the merger of TMoblie and AT&T — written by their big donor, AT&T:
|By: emptywheel Wednesday March 23, 2011 12:30 pm|
AT&T and the government have become so closely entwined in their joint program spying on Americans that the government cannot be said to be an independent reviewer of AT&T’s business.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday March 20, 2011 8:00 pm|
Lily Tomlin might not have thought she was predicting the future, but her Laugh-In sketch about an omnipotent phone company with access to all our financial information rings pretty true 45 years later.
|By: David Dayen Thursday March 17, 2011 7:12 pm|
It is is a pretty large cap, but it’s clearly designed to profit from high-bandwidth users. There’s nothing inherently wrong with charging bandwidth hogs for their capacity; plenty of businesses charge on such a consumption model. The issue comes when this directly affects the ability of video-streaming sites like Netflix to carry out their business model, because of the cost-prohibitive nature of the service for individual users. Just three hours of HD video on Netflix would wipe out the entire 150GB monthly limit, for example.
|By: Scarecrow Tuesday December 21, 2010 12:40 pm|
The FCC allowing AT&T and friends to write the new rules for Internet access recalls what happened when California handed the pen to Enron and friends in writing rules for electricity markets. Deja vu all over again
|By: emptywheel Wednesday December 15, 2010 3:15 pm|
AT&T and Verizon are now blocking Wikileaks sites internally, too. Maybe we can just find out who is spying for the government based on which companies implement these kinds of blocks on Wikileaks?
|By: Michael Whitney Sunday December 5, 2010 8:30 am|
It’s like a party for the Corporate Axis of Evil, and Obama’s throwing a kegger.