I mean it might just be an issue of coverage and a desire for an eye catching headline. It’s a lot more desirable as a publication to write “net neutrality is dead” stick up a scary graphic and then explain what you mean than say “FCC voted to repeal Title 2 protections, lawmakers and officials continue work hard for an open internet despite set backs and disappointments!” even if the latter is actually more accurate
A lot of people, also, have been building up to this 5 person vote in a personal, climactic way that I feel is unwarranted given what it is. People have been looking at this as a final battle, but it’s more like just another fight, and there are a tonne of other fights happening off in the background that aren’t getting half as much coverage. Like multiple people have told Pai to stop or delay this vote either because of the fraudulent comments being sent to the FCC or because of general public opinion. But he (he meaning probably not him personally) pushed it anyway because it’s his personal crusade to repeal Title 2 protections, i guess.
I was always under impression that the FCC was going to vote to repeal and that there was a small marginal chance that they wouldn’t. With the FCC closing public comment and the FCC pushing this (as I understand it illegal?) vote so hard it always seemed like any actual fight was going to be had with congress and the courts after the fact. I’m disappointed and disheartened, but not surprised by the turn of events on this, and that’s about my feelings on a lot of things this year ibr