Comcast CEO Argues Rules Will Protect Customers In Merger, While Comcast Lawyers Argue Rules Are Unconstitutional
from the how-it-works dept
Earlier, we had a story about NBC Universal boss Jeff Zucker being caught lying in his Congressional testimony on the Comcast/NBC merger. And a bunch of folks have now been sending in the news of Al Franken blatantly calling Comcast boss Brian Roberts for also being less than honest, specifically about the FCC rules to protect consumers:
“In other words, looking to get approval for this merger, you sat there in my office and told me to my face that these rules would protect consumers but your lawyers had just finished arguing in front of the Commission that it would be unconstitutional to apply these rules.”
You can see the video here:
All that said, I have to say that I’m not particularly concerned about Comcast and NBC merging. I’m all for it. If two companies that poorly run are getting together, it’s pretty much guaranteed to be a disaster. We’ve seen this game before, and it was called AOL-Time Warner. While it’s difficult to think that anyone could screw up that badly again, if anyone can, it’s the folks at NBC Universal.