How Will the FCC’s Tom Wheeler Get Past His Image Problem?

His detractors think he’s conflict of interest incarnate

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has an image problem. The New Yorker’s article about him on the occasion of his confirmation last year was called “Obama’s Bad Pick.” In the piece, John Cassidy observed that Wheeler seemed bright and independent. “[T]o some extent, though,” he wrote, “you are your résumé,” and Wheeler’s résumé includes high-level posts at cable lobbying organizations.

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