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Signe Wilkinson for Oct 10, 2014

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  1. Giraffe cat
    I Play One On TV  almost 4 years ago

    Should not be allowed under anti-trust laws. Beyond that, it is true that he who controls the media controls the country. Allowing one entity to own all electronic media, print media, radio stations in a geographic area invites serious troubles in many aspects of our lives. We already see the outsized influence that Rupert Murdoch has, and he’s certainly not finished lobbying FCC, nor purchasing media outlets.

    There are ripple effects as well. IHeartMedia (used to be ClearChannel) owns almost every radio station in the country. This is why no matter where you go, you’ll hear the same seven songs on country radio, a different seven songs on pop-music radio, etc. They sponsor promotional concerts with high-profile acts. Those acts are not paid to perform: it is understood that if they don’t play for free, their music will not be played on the radio.

    I have written to FCC more than once about this issue. I did not buy stock in Comcast, but thanks to mergers and splits, I own some. I voted against the merger. A lot of good that will do….especially if I’m the only one. Anyone with me?

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    ideations  almost 4 years ago

    As a Time Warner cable customer, I don’t see how a Comcast take over will improve the lousy service.

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    manteo16nc  almost 4 years ago

    Comcast/TWC merger? NO NO NO NO NO. The government cracks down on ridiculous things and damages our freedom, but this monopolistic monstrosity is somehow OK?

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    braindead GC Insider almost 4 years ago

    Should there be anti-trust laws?-Let’s ask Republicans/Fox “news” viewers.

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