Government & Communications

Attempts by governmental bodies to improve or impede communications with or between the citizenry.

Lawmakers Not Happy with FCC Inspector General Report

Democratic lawmakers weren’t happy with the Federal Communications Commission inspector general concluded that the agency "misrepresented facts and provided misleading responses to Congressional inquiries" regarding an outage of the FCC’s online c

Report on Alleged Multiple Distributed Denial-Of-Service Attacks involving the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System

On May 7, 2017, the Home Box Office (HBO) program “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” aired a segment in which the host John Oliver discussed the Federal Communications Commission’s “Restoring Internet Freedom” (RIF) proceeding and encouraged vie

Paul Ryan’s latest explanation for Trump’s tweets might be the worst of all

Mark Leibovich's New York Times Magazine profile of outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is essentially a series of attempts to get Speaker Ryan to a

Gov Cuomo Attacked NY’s Largest Cable Company. Its Channels Ignored the News.

It would have seemed to be the perfect made-for-local-TV moment: a reporter’s hard-nosed questions about potential corruption allegations eliciting an angry rebuke from Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY). Full coverage to follow, right?

Statement of Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel in Response to FCC's Inspector General Report Finding No Distributed Denial of Service Attack During Net Neutrality Proceeding

The Inspector General Report tells us what we knew all along: the FCC’s claim that it was the victim of a DDoS attack during the net neutrality proceeding is bogus.

Chairman Pai Statement On Office Of Inspector General Report On FCC Comment System

For several months, my office has been aware of and cooperating with the Office of Inspector General’s independent investigation into the incident involving the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) that took place on May 7-8, 2017.

United Nations Expert: Trump's attacks on media may lead to real violence

In a joint statement, United Nations Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression David Kaye and Edison Lanza, who holds the same post at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, said President Donald Trump's verbal attacks on the media run the risk

FCC Chairman Pai says President Trump has not contacted him on Sinclair deal

President Donald Trump has not contacted the Federal Communications Commission about its lack of approval for Sinclair's deal to buy Tribune, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said. “No one in the White House has contacted us to express a view about the merge

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders presents the official White House policy: The media is the enemy of the people

When President Trump derides the media as the enemy of the people — as he's doing more frequently — he's not just spouting off his momentary frustration.

Crowds, Stoked by Trump’s Rhetoric, Increase Their Ire Toward the Press

In the back of a fairground auditorium in Tampa, as President Donald Trump presided over a rally dedicated to denigrating his enemies, the journalists dispatched to cover the proceedings attracted their own raucous crowd.