Harlem Shake Creator To Go After FCC Chairman

Engadget reports:

This is a bit ironic. When FCC chairman and former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai uploaded a video this week detailing all the things we’ll still be able to do after he killed net neutrality, he apparently forgot one key step: asking permission.

You see, part of the smarmy and glib clip the FCC produced with The Daily Caller has EDM producer Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” in it.

Baauer claims he received no licensing requests for the once-viral track and in a tweet pledged that “I’m taking action. Whatever I can do to stop this loser.”

Many have noted that included among Pai’s dancers in the clip is a notorious promoter of the Pizzagate conspiracy.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    Christ, what an asshole.

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    ending net neutrality is just another tax hike to the consumer from the corporations.

  • bkmn
    • ted-

      So articulate in that meme.

    • pch1013

      Coincidentally, “ajitpai” is the sound I make when I vomit.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Idjit Pie has the same douchebag teeth that Martin Shkreli has. I guess they are begging to be punched out of his mouth. I know I’d definitely oblige.

    • Rocco

      Nicely played, a perfect pairing. Pharmadouche’s smirk is no more and Martin is going away…Happy Happy joy joy! Now let’s make this asshole’s smirk disappear!

      • TCinBerkeley

        Martin’s brother from another mother.

  • BlackGayAthetist
  • Kruhn

    How very Republican of Ajit, use other’s people work and claiming it as his own.

  • Blake J Butler

    And final grades have been posed.

    13 hours, 3.38 GPA for the semester.

    • Chucktech

      Damn! Excellent!

    • Bluto

      well done, young Sir.

    • SoCalGal20


    • RobynWatts

      Good job. 👏

    • houstonray

      Awesome!!! Well done, all that on top of the other things you do volunteering, etc. You are the future!

    • Megrim Twist

      That’s great Blake, well done!

    • Bad Tom


  • danolgb

    I would also say the whole video is against the law in that it’s clearly to promote The Daily Caller and promoting businesses is not allowed by employees of the Executive Branch.

    • RobynWatts

      Laws and rules are for the little people.

    • DN

      Hatch Act says what? :/

  • Bluto

    fuck off you lying bastard. This freedom you speak of is for corporations to fuck us all.

  • Karl Dubhe 2
  • Gianni

    The dood should hire himself out to kids parties. He’s the perfect clown.

  • Refugay

    Weren’t we promised Jared Kushner’s ass today?!

    • ted-

      Is his ass a nice one? 🙂

      • Refugay

        Once under indictment it will be nicer….

    • William

      There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom.

  • JWC

    this guy is a smarmy ass

  • Joe in PA

    I googled “christ what an asshole” looking for that perfect .gif…this is what I found:


  • Scott Carpenter

    Nice FCC chairman you’ve got there. Be a shame if something happened to him.

  • ted-

    I hope he takes a long walk off a short pier.

  • BobSF_94117

    Anybody know what Obama picked this nitwit for the FCC?

    • Natty Enquirer

      He was McConnell’s choice.

      • BobSF_94117

        Was this another case of Obama pointlessly making nice with the Republicans?

        • Megrim Twist

          President Obama didn’t appoint this clown, the shitgibbon did, unless I’m not understanding your comment.

          • BobSF_94117

            As I understand it, Obama appointed him to the FCC. Trump raised him to Chairman. I could be wrong.

          • Tomcat

            So Bob, is this YOUR day to trash Obama?

          • Deacon Phreque

            No, Bob is right about this. And it probably was a misguided attempt at playing nice. I don’t think he’s trashing Obama, but I could be wrong too!

          • Bad Tom

            Not playing nice. Required by law.
            Obama followed it. It’s not a vice.

          • Bad Tom

            Obama was required to balance the FCC panel by law. Defending the truth is not trashing anyone.

          • The_Wretched

            I bkpocjed Bob a while ago.

          • Renfield

            You are correct.

          • Reality.Bites

            I believe two choices must come from the minority party. So appointed under Obama, but not really his choice.

          • BobSF_94117

            Ah. That makes sense.

          • Reality.Bites

            And why Trump is stuck with two Democrats.

    • kareemachan

      Rules said there had to be a certain # of the minority party in the FCC. drumpster shitgibbon raised him to be head.

  • shellback

    Am I the only one who would enjoy seeing his head on a pike after the revolution begins? As an aside, when does the revolution begin, because I don’t think we can take much more.

    • shivadog

      This was definitely a “let them eat cake” moment.

    • Renfield

      We can make sure those spikes on the White House fence are fully used. Lots of heads!

    • TCinBerkeley

      he is SUCH a smarmy fuck. I loathe him with the intensity of a million suns.

  • ohbear1957

    Ajit Pai? That doesn’t sound American!. We demand to see his birth certificate!
    Here is is:

    • Chris Baker

      ….plus the text said “xmas”. Clearly removing reference to Christ. Must be a muslim or atheist.


  • Gigi

    Not that there was ever any question as to where Ajit Pai’s loyalties lie but knowing that he produced this POS video with the Daily Crawler tells us all we need to know.

  • pch1013

    Our tax dollars paid for this?

  • Tomcat

    I still cannot believe our country has not been taken over with trump as president almost a year now.
    Can’t blame him for NOT trying however.

  • Frostbite

    Jeeze what a douchebag.

  • Kenster999

    How come one of them is, “You can still shop for your XMAS presents online”… I thought we were supposed to say “Christmas” now?

    • Jack

      Abbrev. save bndwdth

  • GanymedeRenard

    Sue the fck out of this MOFO!

  • The_Wretched

    Unintentional self parody and stupid arguments. Its one thing to disagree with someone who has a grasp of the issues but comes to another conclusion. Its a very different thing when the ‘conclusion’ is from a Kruger dunning example.

  • KaBoomBOX

    And this was produced with government money?

  • wait–he paid for this crap with my tax dollars?

    • kareemachan

      I’m sure he did, cuz repug.

  • DN

    Forgive me if I don’t understand, but… I don’t think anyone is annoyed that we won’t be able to do all the things Pai mentions – isn’t everyone upset at the idea of a la carte pricing to get decent quality on every. single. aspect. of the internet?

    • KnownDonorDad

      Yep. It’s an attempt at distraction.

    • canoebum

      If we can have a la carte pricing for the internet, why not cable television?Time to unbundle all the stations so I don’t have to pay for fucking ESPN anymore. I’m sick of subsidizing baseball and football player’s sky high salaries. Get rid of all the tiers and let me buy only the stations I’m interested in watching.

  • Lawerence Collins

    Make Ajit eat shit Pai

  • Slippy_World
    • KnownDonorDad

      I don’t care about Chao (actually competent, not making news) or (much) about Carson (not competent, but not making news). Huckabee Sanders and Conway are mouthpieces. I would love to see DeVos and Pruitt go, I just don’t see how that will happen unless they’re caught doing something against the law.

      • Chicago joe

        Or they ended up dead
        Potato potahto

      • Uncle Mark

        Huckabeast and Kellyanne Conjob are the Berlin Bettys of this fascist regime. Berlin Betty was executed at the end of WWII as a traitor. These two are also happy propagandists, willfully lying to the American people ALL THE TIME.

  • seant426

    What a naturally punchable face.

  • KnownDonorDad
  • KnownDonorDad
  • DesertSun59

    Sadly, Pai will become the winner. After all, he’s managed to successfully ignore the entire commenting public – and completely got away with it.

    • canoebum

      Not yet. The lawsuits are being filed all across the country. The arrogant little turd may yet be put in his place.

  • Kevin Andrews

    This Fascist Bastard deserves the firing squad like the remainder of the Treasonous Shitgibbon’s administration. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2a34fe3ba95ced03f30cd4441f4d44d98c22ca9b5e48c20a32cf566d35de3f7a.png

  • Slippy_World

    NOW-this is how you do it Ajit-watch and learn grasshopper ….

  • UrsusArctos 🐻
  • Cleo

    Just from a legal standpoint not sure they have much of a case. There were so many of these Harlem Shake videos done over the years, if they didn’t step in then, would be hard to step in and complain now. Plus it sort of falls under Parody use, hmmm, will be interesting.