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Wonder how long this has been in the making...

Discussion in 'Legislative and Regulatory Issues' started by hdtvfan0001, May 12, 2011.

  1. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 DIRECTV A-Team

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    With the short time that has passed since the NBCUniversal purchase by Comcast was FCC-approved...

    This news piece last night at MediaBiz seemed beyond "interesting", especially the timing.

    http://www.mediabiz.com/news/eveningbridge/

     
  2. sigma1914

    sigma1914 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Looks like her vote secured her job offer. Corruption at it's finest.
     
  3. ARKDTVfan

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    yeah no conflict of interest at all:nono::nono2:
     
  4. SayWhat?

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    Is corruption so accepted that this will go by unnoticed by the mainstream media?
     
  5. AttiTech

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    :nono: Pathetic
     
  6. klang

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    I don't think it has anything to do with corruption being accepted. More like the mainstream media isn't going to call the current administration on it.

    I truly hope that is not too political. :)
     
  7. Karen

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    It wasn't unnoticed by the mainstream media. I heard about it yesterday or the day before. This was published in the NY Times yesterday.

    Meredith Attwell Baker, one of two Republicans on the Federal Communications Commission, was not on Comcast’s payroll when she voted to approve its controversial acquisition of NBC Universal, the television powerhouse. But she soon will be. Four months after she endorsed the deal — chastising the F.C.C. for delaying its approval and imposing too many conditions on the merger — she has been hired to be NBC’s top Washington lobbyist. ​

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/13/opinion/13fri3.html
     
  8. hdtvfan0001

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    Can anyone say "congressional investigation"?
     
  9. Lord Vader

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    She's obviously an Illinois native, because that's how things are done here.
     
  10. SayWhat?

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    I can, but I don't imagine the right people will.
     
  11. VDP07

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    Watching "Capitalism A Love Story" on Sunday put me in a bad mood. The "In-n-Out" burger thread helped a bit by pushing my nostalgia button. This news has me in a bad mood again. Arghhhhh! I'm thinking a long boondocking trip is in order about now.
     
  12. 1980ws

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    Nothing to see here people....move along now...nothing going on folks.

    I'm sure she was the best candidate for the job out of thousands.
     
  13. dpeters11

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    Al Franken is probably the best bet.
     
  14. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 DIRECTV A-Team

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    Perhaps we can avoid any political references...the point of the original information is that it appears an FCC regulator who participated in a large industry merger approval migrated to the company they approved a short time after that was completed.

    There is no indication anything illegal or inappropriate occurred, however, since the Comcast position didn't likely happen overnight...it would seem reasonable to question any conflict of interest scenarios.

    I suspect those will be reviewed and perhaps investigated to some level.
     
  15. SayWhat?

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    If anybody takes notice.

    As far as I'm concerned, the merger vote is tainted and should be nullified. A new vote might yield the same result, but it's the principal.
     
  16. Nick

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    Perhaps you haven't heard the news, but Congress and the FCC no longer have principles.
     
  17. VLaslow

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    Imagine that! Just....imagine!
     
  18. leww37334

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  19. SayWhat?

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    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/...es-fcc-commissioners-departure-to-comcast.ars


     

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