I like the idea of GE selling NBC Universal, but to Comcast? I guess anything beats being a cog in the military industrial complex. Actually, it kinda makes sense that GE would dump NBC–they haven’t exactly been catapulting the propaganda the way they did back in the day. But going from being owned by a huge military contractor to being owned by a cable giant that would take carnal pleasure in ending net neutrality is not much of an improvement for democracy.
Not creeped out yet? How about this lovely nugget–the former president of News Corporation and Rupert Murdoch’s right hand man since the mid-nineties, Peter Chernin, is consulting Comcast on the deal.
Even if this isn’t some diabolical strategy to create a second Fox Network and to run Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann back to Air America and ESPN respectively, I do have serious reservations about Comcast’s ability to run a vacuum cleaner, much less a vertically integrated media behemoth. As proof I offer this horrendous Comcast commercial that shamelessly rips off the sound of anti-folk darling Kimya Dawson with absolutely none of her soul.