Remember when John Oliver successfully got thousands of viewers to go to the FCC’s website and make their voices heard on Net Neutrality? Well, this week he got to see the fruits of his efforts, with the FCC voting to keep the Internet open.
Oliver still had some choice words for FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, calling him a “dingo” who in this one instance “did not eat the baby.”
Slamming NN’s critics (mostly Republicans in Congress), who repeatedly demonstrated they have no idea what net neutrality is.
“You are misunderstanding what net neutrality is,” Oliver said. “Cat videos are part of the point,” referencing comments from GOP Rep. Tom McClintock, who claimed that the “latest cat video” would be put in equal footing with other important matters if NN were to become the norm.
Net neutrality is about keeping Internet service providers from “picking a choosing whose voices get heard, ensuring that the internet remains a democratic space for all messages.” And that goes for cat videos, too,” Oliver concluded.
Watch the segment in the video below: