I believe that the technical term for this is “Oops.”
A letter that Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., is circulating on Capitol Hill expressing gushing support for FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s controversial proposal to subject broadband to tougher regulation wasn’t written by the congressman.
How do we know? Digital fingerprints left by the author, Ben Scott, policy director of Free Press, a media watchdog.
(H/T: Ed Driscoll) There’s just something funny about a supposed Congressional expert on net neutrality getting caught because the metadata wasn’t scrubbed. In fact, it’s almost as funny as finding out that a Democrat who bragged about fighting lobbyists has turned out to be so reliant on them to get his work done. Mind you, Inslee is a six-term Congressman who has about as much idea at this point about how to survive in the outside world as a Pekingese would, so it’s probably not so surprising that he was given the nice piece of paper and told just to read what it said for the cameras. Also mind you, yes, Free Press is a Soros-funded lobbying group that’s partnering with Google.
Which would be fine, except Inslee wants to pretend otherwise.
PS: Hey, Jay Inslee has a challenger! James Watkins. Fun fact: Inslee got thrown out of his first Congressional District in 1994.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.