Comcast — TW Cable Merger Bad for Creatives

At a public forum in LA on April 14, the CA Public Utilities Commission heard speaker after speaker, including Shawn Ryan, creator of “The Shield,” who spoke on behalf of the Writers Guild, criticize the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable as bad for creative media artists, bad for diversity on television, bad for content creators, bad for Internet users, bad for the Internet in general — the bottom line was, it’s bad all around. One PUC Commissioner, Mike Florio, has already publicly opposed the merger.

Interestingly, a number of minority groups and local organizations spoke in favor of Comcast. Prepare to be shocked — they’ve all received money or support from Comcast — no such thing as a free lunch!

A report on the roasting of Comcast is here.