Disclosure: Grounded Reason is supported by a small commission for purchases made through some product links on this website. I do not accept compensation from companies attempting to sway my review of products.

Podcast: Lies, Damn Lies, and ISPs (and Health Care)

Be warned. This episode is our most political episode to date. We discuss the tactics being employed by anti-Net Neutrality forces, how they are taking this tactic from politicians lead, and how it’s destroying our system of government.

Show Notes

(2:20) Net Neutrality Day explained

What companies are doing – https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/12/15958030/net-neutrality-day-of-action-internet-companies-list

(7:10) The Big ISP attempt to Co-Op Net Neutrality by flat out lying.

AT&T – https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/11/15953912/att-fcc-net-neutrality-rules-protest

Comcast – http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/on-the-internet-day-of-action-comcast-supports-net-neutrality

Link to History of Net Neutrality – https://www.groundedreason.com/net-neutrality-need-know/

(12:50) How the Media enables this behavior and how to see through truth the lies of companies and politicians.

(23:00) How Big ISPs seem to be stealing their tactics from Politicians in Washington. We compare ISP tactics on Net Neutrality to the GOP’s current tactic on Healthcare to give real world example on using the Internet to find the truth behind a story. We do cover some aspects of the Healthcare bill to give you an idea of the lies and falsehoods that are surrounding this issue.

Links for this section

CBO report on health care bill – https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/52849-hr1628senate.pdf

Medicaid Satisfaction – http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2016/may/aca-tracking-survey-access-to-care-and-satisfaction

Gallup poll on health care http://www.gallup.com/poll/186527/americans-government-health-plans-satisfied.aspx

(44:00) How equating actual news organization with conspiracy websites plays into the hand of those distorting the facts.

(48:00) How the purpose of the Healthcare bill is a lie, to begin with. We discuss how mindful opposition in calling out lies will negate their tactics.

(55:00) They even lie about the documented history of how past health care legislation occurred. http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/28/politics/supreme-court-health-timeline/. We point out the parallels between the games in Washington and the games Anti-Net Neutrality forces are playing.

We close on how propaganda tactics have infected our system of government and how dire the situation is and has an effect on all policy-making, tech and otherwise.

You can listen to this episode of the Grounded Reason Podcast through any of the sources below. This and every episode is 100% free for you to listen.

Podcast Client

If you are using a podcast client then you just need to add the shows RSS link which is “http://groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss”.

Contact the Show

Please Subscribe to The Show on iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App.

Please rate and review the show on iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below.

For more information on cutting the cord visit – https://www.groundedreason.com

Call and leave a question or comment for the show: 650-TALK-GRP

Grounded Reason FaceBook Page

Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com

Tweet us @GroundedReason

If you enjoyed this article, please subscribe to our weekly newsletter. It goes out every Thursday and keeps you up to date on information relevant to cord cutters. Subscribing will also inform you on the latest deals out there for internet, streaming, and more.

Check Out An Internet Only Deal for Cordcutters (sponsored)

If this article did not answer your specific question, check out the Cord Cutting Guide. It provides links to the most important articles in our over 200 pages of content to help you ditch pay TV.

For tips and tricks on cutting the cord and other tech topics be sure to join our Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter

Categories: Podcasts
Dennis Restauro :Dennis is the founder of Grounded Reason. He also hosts the Grounded Reason Podcast. Follow him on Twitter: Follow Dennis on Twitter

View Comments (2)

  • Thank you for your podcast on the "damn lies" being perpetuated about the health care bills and net neutrality. I'm becoming afraid of the outright propaganda that's being disseminated. Please don't be afraid to be political. This is a time in history where everyday people have to become informed and stand up against the outright lies being told by some politicians. I'm older (demonstrated against the Vietnam war) and have seen the U.S. go through many changes; yet I've never, until now, been afraid for this republic, afraid that democracy could disappear through lies. Thank you for your efforts and information to help make the web entertainment and media more affordable. I really appreciate it, and I appreciate your political podcasts; the more people who speak out the better.

    • Thank you so much Janet! We would love it if you could review the podcast in iTunes or wherever you listen. It will really help get the show out there. Again, thank you so much for listening.