Episode 16: Net Neutrality, Honest Reporting, and Shifting Definitions
One of the techniques that the mainstream media and politicians in general use to confuse their audience (whether that audience agrees or disagrees) is by changing the definitions of words and phrases. Net neutrality is one such phrase. What it means is not what they mean. I examine this and point out a few flawed headlines and articles along the way.
- Shifting definitions
- Misleading “facts”
- Net neutrality
- Headline Examples
- Turns Out Almost All Non-Spam Net Neutrality Comments Support Rules
- Net Neutrality Is Still in Danger, and John Oliver Still Needs Your Help
- Flooded with thoughtful net neutrality comments, FCC highlights “mean tweets”
- Love Them Or Hate Them, Comcast Got This One Right
- FCC Chairman Is Laughing at Americans Who Don't Want to Kill the Open Internet
This episode tested the concept of WitGlass Unfiltered, because I had to patch together some audio from different devices. I had an interesting computer glitch in the recording of this episode, and I ended up using a secondary recording designed only for workflow and show notes tagging. The secondary recording device was an iPhone and microphone in use was the built-in microphone. For my typical recording, I use a podcaster recommended, higher-quality microphone, and I’m curious to know if you can tell which is which.
Apps and Services
The apps and services listed here are the ones that I actually use in developing and maintaining the website and podcast. If you see it listed here, I love it. I don’t keep using any app or service I don’t love. Every app and every service has limitations—some more annoying or frustrating than others. But if it’s on this list, you can be sure that on the whole, I love it.