Comcast merger corruptPublished Mar 5, 2014 at 5:09 am (Updated Feb 27, 2014 at 11:13 am)
The proposed merger of Comcast and Time-Warner raises this question: whatever became of the anti-trust provision of the U.S. Justice Department?
It was one thing when the DOJ looked the other way when Comcast took over NBC, but apparently all systems are “go” for Comcast to take over Time-Warner.
Then, as if to join the DOJ in thumbing its nose at the public, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will pony up $30,000,000 to Comcast to help in the construction of its Taj Mahal office building in Philadelphia.
Theodore Roosevelt – the most famous “trust buster” in American history – must be spinning in his grave. There is quite a contrast between him and today’s namby-pamby, weak-kneed, sissified politicians who know only one thing: graft and corruption.
Maybe someone in the newspaper business will do an investigative series on who decided to give Comcast $30,000,000 for its office building. (The local broadcast media wouldn’t do it, they’d rather do how many cars crash into buildings.)
Better yet, perhaps someone will file a class-action suit on behalf of all Pennsylvanians who enjoin the state from giving Comcast one thin dime.
If such a suit were to prove to be successful, newspaper headlines would proclaim “Hell freezes today, court deals corruption a severe blow.”
Ross Matlack Jr.