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Comcast Executives Appear To Share Cozy Relationships With Regulators 63

v3rgEz (125380) writes A month before Comcast's announcement of a $45B takeover of rival Time-Warner, Comcast's top lobbyist invited the US government's top antitrust regulators to share the company's VIP box at the Sochi Olympics. A Freedom of Information Act request from Muckrock reveals that the regulators reluctantly declined, saying "it sounds like so much fun" but the pesky "rules folks" would frown on it, instead suggesting a more private dinner later.
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Comcast Executives Appear To Share Cozy Relationships With Regulators

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  • Say it ain't so. . . (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Idou (572394) on Thursday July 03, 2014 @06:10PM (#47380107) Journal
    I suppose I could go into a rant and write a long post lamenting the influence of the wealthy on our government. However, I think I will just shut-up and do something about it instead by going here [mayday.us] and doubling my pledge. . .
  • by Idou (572394) on Thursday July 03, 2014 @08:34PM (#47380817) Journal
    I see, so because the poster (who could be supporting the agenda of either side) exaggerated, Comcast's invitation is now completely kosher (how many regulator have you schmoozed lately, regardless of the venue?), and the U.S. no longer has a regulatory capture problem that needs to be addressed. . .

    You know, for awhile I thought it was the overwhelming power of the wealthy that prevented change, but now I get the sense that it is the underwhelming intellectual capability of people like yourself that are dragging us down. Happy 4th. . .

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