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Thread: FCC Commissioner Jumps to Comcast-NBC Corp after approving merger

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    Angry FCC Commissioner Jumps to Comcast-NBC Corp after approving merger

    "Meredith Attwell Baker, one of the FCC Commissioners, is leaving the FCC to become a lobbyist for Comcast-NBC, just four months after approving their merger deal. She refused to put any significant conditions on the merger, saying that the deal would 'bring exciting benefits to consumers that outweigh potential harms.' Comcast has released an official statement saying that, 'Meredith's executive branch and business experience along with her exceptional relationships in Washington bring Comcast and NBCUniversal the perfect combination of skills.'"
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    Quote Originally Posted by W7KEW View Post
    "Meredith Attwell Baker, one of the FCC Commissioners, is leaving the FCC to become a lobbyist for Comcast-NBC, just four months after approving their merger deal. She refused to put any significant conditions on the merger, saying that the deal would 'bring exciting benefits to consumers that outweigh potential harms.' Comcast has released an official statement saying that, 'Meredith's executive branch and business experience along with her exceptional relationships in Washington bring Comcast and NBCUniversal the perfect combination of skills.'"
    Can you spell "Typical DC Corruption" ....?

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    Anyone who works or worked for the Government should not be allowed to hold down civilian jobs. Once you learn how to be a crook, it is carried over to wherever they go. As far as comcast goes, they are financially in trouble because of ROKU and other devices when give us NETFLIX and many free channels.
    At one time I suffered from Kleptomania but now I take something for it.

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    NO, NO, No, No.............................Bad business conflict of interest.
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    She must've been a simple exec branch appointee, serving "at the pleasure" of the POTUS. Any regular career Federal civilian worker knows (based on painful annual ethics training briefings) they would be breaking the law to have ruled on - or even to have been in position to rule on - such things and then not wait 1-2 years to take such a position. I'd be curious to know her actual employment status while at the FCC.

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    And Copps is quitting too:

    Michael Copps, a senior Democratic member of the Federal Communications Commission, on Tuesday announced his expected resignation after one decade as the agency’s fiercest critic of media consolidation and one of its greatest proponents of Internet access rules.
    Washington Post


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