Ironic that the Motion Picture Association of America is against the free speech rights of others? Not really. That's kind of the point of the entire Internet blackout campaign, that the MPAA is against reasonable and legal free speech. Dodd is, in essence, trying to censor all of you who spoke out yesterday. Oh the irony, it burns.
There's a reason Senator Dodd is no longer in the Senate. His support for Wall Street became toxic so he left to cash in lobbying for the movie industry. He's now in the pro-censorship camp along with Rupert Murdoch so of course he's making outrageous remarks about normal people voicing their opposition to more heavy-handed policies that come from the 1%. The fight is not yet over but yesterday's blackout did have an impact.
Here's Dodd's bizarre broadside against the protest:
It is an irresponsible response and a disservice to people who rely on them for information and use their services. It is also an abuse of power given the freedoms these companies enjoy in the marketplace today. It’s a dangerous and troubling development when the platforms that serve as gateways to information intentionally skew the facts to incite their users in order to further their corporate interests.
A so-called “blackout” is yet another gimmick, albeit a dangerous one, designed to punish elected and administration officials who are working diligently to protect American jobs from foreign criminals. It is our hope that the White House and the Congress will call on those who intend to stage this “blackout” to stop the hyperbole and PR stunts and engage in meaningful efforts to combat piracy.”