Month: May 2011

Watch What You Tweet: Comcast and Free Speech

Last week, Comcast highlighted how broken our policymaking is when it hired a sitting FCC Commissioner to become one of its chief lobbyists, just months after she rubber-stamped their merger with NBC-Universal. This week, Comcast threatened to cut funding to a Seattle-based youth media nonprofit after the organization tweeted about Comcast’s new hire:

“OMG! @FCC Commissioner Baker voted 2 approve Comcast/NBC merger & is now lving FCC for A JOB AT COMCAST?!?http://su.pr/1trT4z #mediajustice”

You’ve got to see the organization’s fantastic video response to Comcast below, and find out how this action shines a spotlight on Comcast’s long history impinging on free speech. (more…)