Did Paris Hilton, Donald Trump, Joseph Stalin, Leon Trotsky And Jesus All File Complaints With The FCC?

from the maybe-not dept

We’ve recently seen how the NAB apparently faked complaints to the FCC about the XM-Sirius merger when the actual people had no idea what the merger was even about. So, it should come as no surprise that it’s pretty easy to file a statement with the FCC that appears to come from someone else… perhaps someone famous… or someone who’s dead. Matthew Lasar writes in with a bit of a time waster, noting some of the more amusing “faux celebrity” filings with the FCC, from Donald Trump (“Here, hold my hairpiece for a minute while I take this call from California — what? You think cell phones should be regulated somehow? Disclosure? Costs? You crazy? Hell, I’ll NEVER allow California to do any such thing! . . . YOU’RE FIRED!”) to Leon Trotsky (“I’m a dead Communist, but I don’t want to pay more for my telephone service!”) to Joseph Stalin (“Net Neutrality is essential to free speech, equal opportunity and economic innovation in America.”) to George W. Bush (“This is the President of the United States Bitch!”) to a variety of different Jesuses (some using more colorful language than others) to Paris Hilton (“I don’t want the same company that owns my TV station or my radio station to also own my newspaper I would just get the same news all over again.”). While it’s all rather amusing, it does point out how silly it is for the FCC to take some of these filings seriously. Too many of them are simply generated by lobbying campaigns, rather than real people.

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