Al Franken Hates The NBC/Comcast Merger More Than Anyone Has Ever Hated Anything

Al Franken Hates The NBC/Comcast Merger More Than Anyone Has Ever Hated Anything

Former NBC employee and current US Senator, Al Franken, has filed an 11-page letter of concern with the FCC stating that he “firmly believe[s] that the ComcastINBCU merger should be rejected. The harms caused by this merger are significant and long lasting. No set of promises or conditions, no matter how well-intentioned, can sufficiently mitigate those harms.” [More]

NBC And Comcast Get Financing For The Mergepocalypse

NBC And Comcast Get Financing For The Mergepocalypse

Reuters is reporting that NBC and Comcast have secured financing for their proposed merger. And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood. [More]

Tell FCC What You Think About Proposed Comcast/NBC Mergepocalypse By May 3

Tell FCC What You Think About Proposed Comcast/NBC Mergepocalypse By May 3

Do you have strong feelings for or against Comcast’s proposed acquisition of 51% of NBC/Universal? The FCC has asked for comments from “interested parties,” so if you have anything compelling to say on the matter, here’s where to go. [More]

Al Franken Makes Comcast's CEO Look Like A Tool

Al Franken Makes Comcast's CEO Look Like A Tool

Love him or hate him, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), former employee of NBC, made Comcast’s befuddled CEO Brian “Comcatastrophe” Roberts look like a complete tool during yesterday’s hearing on the proposed Comcast/NBC mergepocalypse. [More]

Other Cable Companies Are Pissed About The Comcast NBC Merger

Other Cable Companies Are Pissed About The Comcast NBC Merger

The Comcast/NBC merger probably sucks for consumers, but it sure as hell sucks for other cable companies. Like, for example, WOW!. They are a smallish cable company that competes with Comcast in Chicagoland and in Detroit. [More]

Rip Torn, Fake CEO Of GE, Found Drunk And Armed In A Bank

Rip Torn, Fake CEO Of GE, Found Drunk And Armed In A Bank

Rip Torn, who plays the fictional CEO of GE on 30 Rock, was arrested after being found drunk and armed in a bank in his hometown. He has pleaded not guilty, says the New York Post. This sort of behavior is apparently not altogether unexpected. [More]

Why A Comcast/NBC Merger Is Bad News

Why A Comcast/NBC Merger Is Bad News

As the Comcast/NBC mergepocalypse draws near, we wanted to remind readers of the ways that this is going to harm consumers (beyond the obvious things like 30 Rock being promised to come on between 6 and 10 pm and actually airing at 11:30). Join us for a sad look into the future. [More]

NBC & Comcast Had Secret Helicopter Meetings

NBC & Comcast Had Secret Helicopter Meetings

The New York Times has a thrilling account of the secret helicopter hotel golf parties that resulted in the soon-to-be merger of NBC Universal and Comcast. There were code names! [More]

Comcast One Step Closer To Owning NBC Universal

Comcast One Step Closer To Owning NBC Universal

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Vivendi has negotiated a tentative $5.8 billion deal to sell its minority stake in NBC Universal to General Electric Co. This means that GE is closer to being able to sell NBC to Comcast. [More]