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.
Outrageous and shameful.