Death Threats Against FCC Chairman are Unprecedented

FCC Chair tells horrifying stories about his house being surrounded by protestors, some with signs of his children’s names…

Death Threats Against FCC Chairman Are Unprecedented

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai (public domain)

(Tony Perkins, Family Research Council) When the Federal Communications Commission rolled back Obama’s net “neutrality” policy, Chairman Ajit Pai told reporters, “It’s not going to kill democracy.”

But could it kill him?

Federal officials are certainly concerned, now that a flood of death threats has reached a level most insiders say they’ve never seen.

This is “routine for presidents and vice presidents,” sources say, “but highly unusual for heads of government agencies like the FCC.”

For the 44-year-old chief, the risks of the job were clear from his earliest days at the FCC.

He tells horrifying stories about his house being surrounded by protestors, some lurking under his windows with signs of his children’s names.

“My kids are 5 and 3,” he told the Wall Street Journal in 2014. “It’s not pleasant.”

Now, the dangers to Pai and his family are so serious that the FCC head was forced to back out of a speech at one of the most important tech events of the year, the Consumer Electronics Show.

“Basically, if these threats are credible, you need armored vehicles — and I mean plural — not to mention area sweeps, aerial support, and Secret Service directly manning the commissioner at all times,” said a security expert familiar with the situation.

“There’s not the budget for staffing [CES] from threats of that level,” he went on, explaining that Pai’s “detail is ill-equipped to protect against snipers, attackers, bombs, gas attacks, vehicular blockades, and other assassination attempts.”

Of course, the question on everyone’s minds is: who cares this much about net neutrality?

Most people don’t even know what the FCC stands for, let alone who heads it.

If it weren’t for Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction or Bono’s fleeting expletive, half the country probably wouldn’t know the agency existed.

As for net neutrality (which is about as misnamed as “marriage equality”), the issue has never been the stuff of mainstream political passion.

It didn’t even get a passing mention in the presidential debates.

So what is it about this issue that’s leading an army of the far Left to threaten an innocent man’s life?

Like most things, the crusade against Ajit began in the dark shadows of Obama’s favorite radicals.

“The Tech Left, funded largely by George Soros, decided to champion under the banner of a benign-sounding ‘Net Neutrality’ campaign and seize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grab the moral high ground in their determination to allow the giant edge providers to censor the Internet to suit their ideological preferences — ridding the Internet of conservative and libertarian content,” Roger Stone explains in an eye-opening column for the Daily Caller.

President Obama added the idea to his toolshed of unconstitutional crackdowns, all but demanding the FCC implement the policy in 2015.

** MORE NET NEUTRALITY COVERAGE at Liberty Headlines **

As then-commissioner Pai vented, “Why is the FCC turning its back on internet freedom? Is it because we now have evidence that the internet is not open? No. Is it because we have discovered some problem with our prior interpretation of the law? No. We are flip-flopping for one reason and one reason alone. President Obama told us to do so.”

Essentially, Stone explains, the FCC “legalized censorship, allowing Soros-funded groups to run rampant spreading the most violent messages possible, while at the same time aggressively censoring Trump supporters and patriotic Americans who desire only to make their country great again.”

The very opposite, he points out, of neutrality.

Or, conservatives might add, the FCC’s mission.

For Pai, things only got worse.

HBO host John Oliver kicked off a campaign called “Go FCC Yourself,” determined to gin up outrage (and worse) against the FCC Chair.

Liberals blocked the Pais’ driveway, while others savaged him on the FCC site, unloading on Ajit as a “dirty, sneaky Indian.”

The rampage got so out of control that Oliver had to call on his own flock to tone down the threats.

They didn’t.

The Pai doorbell rang every half hour “with pizza deliveries that they had not ordered,” Commentary Magazine’s Noah Rothman explained in his column about Pai’s tormentors.

His neighborhood was plastered with fliers of Pai and his vitals, like something out of the FBI’s Most Wanted.

“‘Is this really the world you want Annabelle and Alexander to inherit,’ read a hand-made sign affixed to a lamppost outside Pais’ residence in November, making a point to emphasize the names of Pai’s two children. ‘They will come to know the truth: Dad murdered democracy in cold blood,’ read another.”

The harassment of Ajit Pai and his family is a national outrage that should be a headline in every news outlet in America — especially considering the irony of the Left’s position.

These fanatics are attacking Pai on the same internet they’re complaining isn’t neutral!

Only a liberal could keep a straight face.

For the rest of society, it’s just another example of the Left’s ruthless and relentless intolerance.

An intolerance, sadly, that too many in the media ignore — if not embrace.

As Ajit said on “Washington Watch” in November,” this culture of cruelty must stop.

“I cannot say in strong enough terms how much I reject this notion that people who are passionate about an issue… should go after public officials personally and their families — particularly the families.

In my case, it’s been extremely unpleasant, to say the least, to have to think about these things and worry about them.

Even today, there are criminal charges filed against a man who called up Congressman Katko in upstate New York and said, ‘If you don’t vote for net neutrality, I will kill you and your family…’

There’s no place in civilized society for that.”

Disagreements used to be an opportunity for debate.

Now we don’t even pretend to look for consensus.

In this post-civil world, some Americans have simply lost the desire for common courtesy — and excusing the bad behavior of an enlightened few as “justice” or “reasonable resistance” doesn’t help.

In the last decade, conservatives have paid the price for their convictions with their careers, businesses, life savings, and security.

If anyone misses real neutrality, it’s us.

Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.

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  • chris VN

    He should ask obumass for the phone number of the builder who built the wall around his house.

  • RealAmerican407

    This is what the Democratic party has done to our country…

    The left becomes more unhinged and hostile by the day. Violence is perfectly acceptable.

    • Francisco Machado

      It is the norm for the Left. That appellation, Leftist, originated with the French Revolution in reference to the Jacobins, the Communists, who sat on the left side of the assembly. The Reign of Terror? If today’s Leftists gain sufficient power… The surest proof that something can happen is that it has happened. They achieve consensus by intimidating or killing those with whom they disagree. They still recognize the value of this tactic. Like the Fascists mobs in Europe after WW I, the unscrupulous use it to gain power. Note the “By Any Means Possible” mantra.

  • Russ

    fire hoses help

    • Alibaba

      Especially on freezing temperatures!

  • MILES E DRAKE

    The fury of the left is precisely because they intend to kill democracy. Crucial to the establishment and maintenance of any dictatorship is control of the flow of information, and police espionage and surveillance comes a close second. This is why The Party introduced the telescreen in Oceania, and Obongo’s FCC intended to turn our laptops into telescreens. The party of satanism, socialism and sodomy came so close to the totalitarian transformation of our country; it is no wonder, as well as being inherent in their natures, that they are prepared to kill anyone, from Ajit Pai to the President to regular Americans, who stand in their way.

  • Gregg Parker

    Two words: rubber bullets! I’d be firing from all the windows until they left. Where the he ll are the police to permit these thugs to assemble at his private residence? I also hope those people who made threats are rounded up and jailed accordingly. Perhaps he did a bad job of selling putting an end to Net Neutrality. They should have showed more clear for the libtards what it was and not what the title suggested.

    • cynthiadiamond

      they’re having brunch with the killary & the
      MR’s obumasses.

      • Gregg Parker

        You may be right! Hopefully we don’t have to wait much longer for that brunch to require a plane ticket to Gitmo for it to continue…

  • Maxine Albritton

    He is correct , this behavior is usual in communist societies. Banning freedom of speech is not a democracy for sure. the Left wants to shut us up so they can have their way with this country their people are believing they are saving this country but it is a total lie. they are the evil ones. wake up. If you have a brain use it.

  • JThaddeus Toad

    This is an article that should be front page news… The FCC and the American people stand between the mass media and their control through censorship while consorting with a government that was headed up by a criminal that to this day is being candy coated along with his fraudulent credentials…

  • cynthiadiamond

    why would they be any different from the leaders they elect ie;killary clit,barrrack obamma.

  • kbmiller

    Proof of the DumbA$$o CROOK Party’s un-American, criminal, Fascist activities was caught on film. (D, Ill.) Congresswoman Jan Shakowski’s husband, Robert Creamer, was taped admitting to organizing and paying for violence targeted at Trump campaign attendees.

  • Askjrsk

    Hillary probably has her hit men on this poor guy. Firing squad time for Hillary, and those with her.

  • John

    The left seem to have s Rolodex of mentally unstable or criminally leaning violent individuals that the can call up and hire to do their bidding. There needs to be accountability for the “protesters” AND whoever is pulling their strings or cheering them on. This certainly includes the basement dwelling trick or treaters ANTIFA, the cop hating rioters BLM and others , plus SOROS, OBAMA, HRC , the Dem Party and their cheerleadering propagandists.

    Imagine the shrieks of whiny libs if PEACEFUL Tea Partiers or MAGAA hat wearers showed up at Congresman Ellersons or any other libtards house and camped out. THAT would be hilarious!!!!
    Of course employed, mentally stable , law abiding, decent human beings with families and even a touch of empathy, probably wouldn’t do that.

  • wiltedrosemarybush

    All Leftists need to be rounded up, stripped of their citizenship (if they have it) and permanently deported to North Korea. No exceptions.

  • mioahu

    So why are these people not arrested ? A death threat is a serious offense…Come on, people, we can’t tolerate these ANTIFA thugs forever !!!

  • JR

    The world the Liberal Democrats want, Yes. I think it is time for Conservatives to begin behaving like Radical Liberals and join the jungle.

  • JR

    The world the Liberal Democrats want, Yes. I think it is time for Conservatives to begin behaving like Radical Liberals and join the jungle.

  • Leibe ist reise

    Sounds like the Obama worshipping adherents to the violent cult of progressivism are trying to one up their ISIS friends.
    There is an old-fashioned, but very effective remedy for the protesters, 12-guage rounds loaded with rock salt.

  • Alan

    These people are SO stupid and uninformed, you would think the 1st Amendment had been suspended the way they are acting.
    Morons with computers.

  • ADRoberts

    Soros and his off-spring are determined to take total control. It is going to come down to either they all are removed from society or we will become their slaves. They have that much power and money.

  • travis690

    Thank you, obama, for unleashing this totally uncivil society upon us.