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Old February 13 2013, 07:36 PM   #5
Robert D. Robot
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Re: Comcast buys all of NBC - 30 Rockefeller Plaza will have Comcast l

I guess Roberts is simply continuing to keep things cozy with whoever is sitting in the Oval Office. This is not a relationship that is good for our media.

From an article in ThinkProgress by Lee Fang (November 5, 2010):
http://thinkprogress.org/media/2010/...comcast-msnbc/

Comcast – the country’s largest provider of cable TV and broadband Internet services – has increased its political giving along with its mergers and acquisitions. CEO Brian Roberts was a co-chairman of the host committee at the 2000 Republican Convention. Comcast Cable President Stephen Burke has raised at least $200,000 for Bush’s re-election campaign. [...] Comcast’s political giving has increased along with its mergers and acquisitions. The company was a “platinum sponsor” at the 2000 GOP convention, and Roberts was a co-chairman of the host committee at the Philadelphia event. Burke was appointed to the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology in 2002.
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