Four months after approving the NBC buyout by Comcast, the FCC Commissioner becomes a Comcast lobbyist.
Meredith Attwell Baker, one of the two Republican Commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission, plans to step down — and right into a top lobbying job at Comcast-NBC.
The news, reported this afternoon by the Wall Street Journal, The Hill, and Politico, comes after the hugely controversial merger of Comcast and NBC earlier this year. At the time, Baker objected to FCC attempts to impose conditions on the deal and argued that the “complex and significant transaction” could “bring exciting benefits to consumers that outweigh potential harms.”
Four months after approving the massive transaction, Attwell Baker will take a top DC lobbying job for the new Comcast-NBC entity, according to reports.
How is that even legal? As much as I hate to say it, it’s not really Democrats vs. Republicans anymore for the soul of this country (which, well, obviously there are still fundamental differences between the two) it’s people vs. corporations.