When people believe things that are obviously untrue, and obviously not in their best financial interests, it means that Oligarchy has asserted control of the market in ideas.
|By: Teddy Partridge Friday June 24, 2011 4:14 pm|
Having slithered off the GLAAD board of directors amidst other departures announced in that organization’s long-awaited statement, Troup Coronado, Esq., — the AT&T handmaiden who’s the source of all this travail in LBGT organizations that took “stands” on the T-Mobile merger and net neutrality — has left the Equality California Institute Board of Directors as well.
|By: Teddy Partridge Wednesday June 22, 2011 6:37 pm|
Six members of the the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Board of Directors have resigned, furthering the leadership crisis at that organization which began with letters from the now-fired ‘president,’ Jarrett Barrios, to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on behalf of corporate patron AT&T’s interests before that body. AT&T handmaiden and GLAAD board member Troup Coronado was not among those who resigned.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday June 19, 2011 8:06 am|
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: 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.