The EPIC John Oliver Net Neutrality Rant That Crashed The FCC Website (VIDEO)

Published On June 4, 2014 | By james |


The Washington Post is reporting that John Oliver, the British host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, actually cause the Federal Communications Commission’s website to crash.

On Sunday, Oliver had gone on a 13-minute rant about net neutrality, (shown in its entirety below) explaining that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler was proposing new rules that could change the internet altogether, as it would allow cable providers the ability to control what you can and cannot access on the internet, and at what speeds.

He then showed a news clip that revealed that the FCC would be “taking public comment” for 120 days, and promptly encouraged his viewers to do just that, posting the web address on the screen;

“At this point – and I cannot believe I am about to do this – I would like to address the Internet commenters out there directly. ‘Good evening, monsters. This may be the moment you’ve spent your whole lives training for … for once in your life, we need you to channel that anger, that badly spelled bile that you normally reserve for unforgivable attacks on actresses you seem to think have put on weight, or politicians that you disagree with, or photos of your ex-girlfriend getting on with her life, or non-white actors being cast as fictional characters … We need you to get out there and for once in your life, focus your indiscriminate rage in a useful direction. Seize your moment, my lovely trolls, turn on caps lock, and fly my pretties! Fly! Fly!'”

The post reported that;

By Monday, the FCC’s commenting system had stopped working, thanks to more than 45,000 new comments on net neutrality likely sparked by Oliver.


You can leave your own comment on the FCC website HERE.


Video via Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, H/T to the Washington Post



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