Wyden Hit Job in Politico–Partly Because of SOPA

Are Democrats really going to eat their own for standing against SOPA/PIPA and standing with freedom of speech, innovation, cybersecurity, and the entire public?

This hit piece in Politico suggests some Democrats are foolish enough to think they should tear down Senator Wyden for his heroic work in fighting for a free and open Internet–something he’s been doing since the 1990s. In 2006, Senator Wyden authored the very first network neutrality bill. This year he fought to kill SOPA and PIPA. I’m biased since I was there both times, but he deserves praise, from his party and the nation, not a knife in the back.

While the piece focuses on Medicare, it seems timed to attack him for his work on SOPA, which is dead as of last Friday. Part of the Politico piece makes it explicit:

Wyden also teamed up with another favorite Democratic whipping boy, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), to tear up a carefully scripted anti-piracy bill backed by one of the Democratic party’s most loyal constituencies: Hollywood.

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