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[Ars] After approving NBC buyout, FCC Commish becomes Comcast lobbyist  

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Meredith Attwell Baker, one of the two Commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission, plans to step down—and right into a top lobbying job at Comcast-NBC.


The news, reported this afternoon by the Wall Street Journal, The Hill, and Politico, comes after the hugely controversial merger of Comcast and NBC earlier this year. At the time, Baker objected to FCC attempts to impose conditions on the deal and argued that the "complex and significant transaction" could "bring exciting benefits to consumers that outweigh potential harms."

Edited by Lige - 5/11/11 at 10:18pm
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post #2 of 15
Just wow...
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Ahahaha. Just typical.
    
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There is no shame.
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why am i not surprised
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LOL, she was simply paving her way. Well, I guess good for her? She pulled the wool quite successfully.
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There is no shame.
Nope.
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100mb a month is not bad if your using Opera and it's turbo function, for light usage anyway.
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People don't get into politics for the politics. They get into politics for the money they'll make afterwards.
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Plus she probably is getting back pay for all of the time she was working for them as commissioner of the FCC.
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