This may be the year when we find out if the FCC is actually going to approve the outrageous request by Comcast to merge with Time Warner Cable. Or possibly not, since the commissioners have been slow walking the process since waves of protests have sprung up from the Left and the Right. It’s rare these days to find any subject where rank and file activists from both sides of the aisle can see eye to eye, but if there were ever to be one, this might be it. The Conservative War Chest PAC has bought ad time to oppose the merger for one reason that nearly everyone on the Right should be able to get behind.
It tells a tale of institutional media bias, warning voters that unless they contact their leaders, a merger’s going to happen that will calcify all their problems with the media.
“Comcast needs Obama administration approval to merge with Time/Warner cable, giving it access to two-thirds of American’s homes,” spokesman Mike Flynn said in a statement. “The last time Comcast needed a government favor we got Al Sharpton five nights a week. What will we get in exchange for a deal worth billions to Brian Roberts and other owners of Comcast?”
Of course, opposition isn’t restricted to the Right.
Unless you’re an executive at Comcast or Time Warner Cable, there’s probably a good reason for you to oppose the two companies’ merger. Whether you’ve dealt with either company’s miserable customer service, been slapped with unexplained fee hikes, or just are sick of seeing the home broadband market dominated by a tiny number of players who have set up their own regional monopolies… these are all solid reasons to oppose Comcast and TWC’s proposed union.
For some Friday fun, Independent Journal Review has produced a short video which explains what it’s like to be in bed (literally) with Comcast and their “curious friend” Time Warner. Enjoy.