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WATCH: Did Olbermann Jump Or Was He Pushed?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Just when we think we've seen the last Taiwanese animation of current events we can stand, NMA.tv delivers another good one. While they may not have ...

Bring Me the Head of Keith Olbermann

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Top NBC Exec Steps Down After Comcast Merger

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — NBC prime-time entertainment president Angela Bromstad told her staff that she intends to leave NBC Universal, adding to executive...

FCC Blesses Comcast Merger and New Era of Media Monopoly

Joe Torres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joe Torres

There's no way to sugarcoat the harmful impact this deal will cause the public by giving Comcast unprecedented power over our media landscape.

Meet NBC's New Chief

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NBC, the peacock network, should get a full-scale preening at the hands of its new entertainment chief once the Comcast Corp. takeover is complete. C...

Comcatastrophe; or, Who's the Best Republican President Since Clinton?

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

Still got freedom -- to watch what Big Brother shows us and run on his wheel....

MERGER APPROVED

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — The government on Tuesday cleared the way for Comcast Corp., the country's largest cable company, to take over NBC Universal in a d...

Why Congress Wants the Comcast-NBC Merger: A Peek Into Congressional Correspondence World

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

Of the 104 legislators who signed the letter to allow the country's largest broadband provider to take over a broadcast network, movie studio and cable programmer, 88 received campaign contributions from Comcast.

FCC Chair Seeks Comcast-NBC Merger Conditions

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing regulatory conditions to ensure that cable TV giant Comcast Corp. ca...

Comcast Writers Overwhelmingly Vote for WGA in Unofficial Secret Ballot

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

About 3/4 of eligible writers voted in an unusual procedure supervised by LA City Council president Eric Garcetti, meant  to draw attention to la...

NBC Universal Writers Pen Letter of Support for Comcast Writers

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The letter also asserts Comcast CEO promised at Congressional hearing "'to continue the good relations with the guilds and with the unions that NBC Un...

NBC-Comcast Merger Not in the Public Interest

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Far from meeting FCC's standards, the takeover of NBC by Comcast would create a monolithic media superpower and cause irreparable damage to the American media landscape and society as a whole.

Meet The New Boss: What Steve Burke Will Bring To NBC

The Wrap | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

His approach is a blend of the studied practices gleaned at Harvard Business School and the old-fashioned lessons of his father, Dan Burke, the former...

Comcast Spending Big In Washington For NBC Merger

nytimes.com | BRIAN STELTER and TIM ARANGO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

But the combination of NBC and Comcast is still undergoing government review, and Comcast has poured out its piggy bank in Washington to see it throug...

WGA in Organizing Struggle With Comcast

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

E!, Style, and G4 writers seek immediate guild representation; Comcast refuses, and is forcing a government-supervised secret ballot election. Details...

Trail Blazers Fans Want Control Back from Comcast

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Comcast has put a ransom on our extended family. They promised to negotiate with other providers, to compete in a fair marketplace. Instead they are making every effort to function as a monopoly.

OUT AT NBC

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NBC's entertainment chief announced Monday he will be leaving NBC following the Comcast-NBC Universal merger. In an e-mail, Jeff Gaspin wrote that he...

Will Comcast's "Racquet-eers" Put the Squeeze on the Net?

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Every once in a while, an obscure bureaucratic notice can crack open some wide vistas of unintended understanding. So it was when the FCC recently addressed a complaint filed by the Tennis Channel against Comcast.

It's Not Always Sunny for Philadelphia and New York Sports Fans

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Comcast has used its control over two regional sports networks to withhold sports programming from competitors and should make sports fans wary of the pending Comcast-NBCU merger.

Comcast-NBC Merger Hits FCC Snag

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission is temporarily pausing its review of Comcast Corp.'s plan to take control of NBC Universal while ...

Comcast is Holding Trail Blazers Fans Hostage, You Could Be Next

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

If the Comcast-NBC merger is ultimately allowed to go through, sports fans around the country who don't subscribe to Comcast may lose NBC Sports, including Sunday Night Football and the Olympics.

Execs GRILLED Over Proposed Comcast-Universal Merger , Accusations of Bribery, Racism

latimes.com | Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

One critic likened cable TV giant Comcast Corp. to a plantation, while another pointed to the BP oil spill disaster as what could happen when companie...

Comcast CEO: We Won't Interfere With NBC News

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PHILADELPHIA — The chief executive of Comcast says he won't interfere with the editorial decisions of NBC's news programs. Brian Roberts said T...

Media Consolidation: Bad for Democracy and Not Even Entertaining

Lowell Peterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lowell Peterson

The members of the Writers Guild of America, East see first-hand what happens when too few entities control too much of what the American public watches and listens to, both in the entertainment realm and in news.

Comcast's Contract With Latinos: A Step in the Right Direction, Not a Solution to Media Consolidation

Alex Nogales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alex Nogales

Even if the Comcast-NBC mega-merger gets approved by the FCC, we'll now have a mechanism in place to ensure that Comcast serves the Latino community even in the face of its recently-gained market power.