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.
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.
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.
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.