Bipartisan Concern Emerges Over Comcast, Time Warner Cable Merger
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Bipartisan Concern Emerges Over Comcast, Time Warner Cable Merger



Politicians agree upon little in the Age of Obama, but bipartisan concerns greeted the proposed

Politicians agree upon little in the Age of Obama, but bipartisan concerns greeted the proposed
$45 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.



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  • Bipartisan Concern Emerges Over Comcast, Time Warner Cable Merger February 23, 2014 Politicians agree upon little in the Age of Obama, but bipartisan concerns greeted the proposed $45 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. The matter should intensify in the coming weeks as hearings flesh out the details behind the plan. Sen. Al Franken, the MN Democratic who once toiled on behalf of Saturday Night Live, fears the plan will result in higher cable bills and worse service. “There’s not enough competition in this space, and what we need is more competition, not less,” Franken said in a statement to The Hill. Franken's concerns may reflect his true beliefs, but one Beltway insider says such statements rarely carry mush impact in the end. This is the same merger theater that takes place every single time there’s a merger,” said Berin Szoka, president of the technology policy think tank TechFreedom....The final decision rests with regulators at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which will oversee the consumer interest aspect of the potential deal, and either the Department of Justice (DOJ) or the Federal Trade Commission, which will probe the antitrust side.
  • SPLC: ‘More Than Half Of White Americans’ Anti-Black Mikael Thalen February 23, 2014 CNN contributor blasts SPLC for profiting off racial division During an interview with CNN last week, Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center boldly claimed that more than half of white Americans hate blacks. While discussing whether or not white on black crime has increased in recent years, Potok argued that a drastic rise was evident, alluding that American whites have become more racist due to a black president. “Well I think the best data shows that in fact anti-black racism has risen over the last four or five years,” Potok said. “There’s polling that shows that both implicit and explicit anti-black attitudes among American whites have gone up quite significantly between 2008 and 2012 to the point where now more than half of white Americans have these anti-black attitudes.” CNN contributor Reihan Salam, visibly shocked by Potok’s assertions, pointed to the massive strides gained in American race relations. “I think that’s extremely misleading,” Salam said. “You’ll see for example that one out of 12 marriages in the United States are now interracial marriages.” Salam also went on to highlight the fact that the definition of racism has drastically changed, with certain groups attempting to find racism in places it may not actually exist. “The thing is, people are getting very creative in what they are characterizing as racism,” Salam added. “When you look at hard statistics like interracial marriages, interracial friendships, when you look at the level of racial segregation, you’ve seen enormous progress over time and I think that we should celebrate it.”
  • In an attempt to defend his position, Potok quickly jumped to his own organization’s statistics, claiming that American hate groups are at epidemic levels. “We’ve also seen an enormous growth over the last 15 years or so in the number of hate groups, primarily white supremacist groups from about 600 in 2000 to more than 1,000 today,” Potok said. While the SPLC does list some legitimate hate groups on their website, political groups with no connection to racism whatsoever now fill the vast majority of space. Groups such as Oath Keepers, an organization filled with military, police and firefighters who support their oath to the Constitution, have been labeled as hateful and racist by the SPLC. In its desperate attempt to demonize any group that questions government corruption, the SPLC has even gone as far as labeling alternative media outlet We Are Change as racist as well. In a surprising move, Salam went on to note the SPLC’s massive wealth increase in recent years, commenting on the groups need for increased racism to remain relevant and lucrative. “But another thing is we have organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center that really have grown enormously in recent years. For example, in 1995 the SPLC had net assets of about $52 million, in 2011 they had net assets over $250 million and this is not a period of time during which racism increased by a factor of five, rather they have been able to grow by drawing on instances of this kind and then weaving them into a story about racism growing,” Salam said. “Racism is real. It needs to be combated, but we also need to be weary of people who profit form the perception that racism is something that it is not, which is to say a growing phenomenon.” Potok attempted to deny the allegation, claiming none of the evidence cited was produced by the SPLC to get wealthy, despite the groups ever-growing list of alleged “patriot” hate groups expanding alongside their wealth. Just last year, the SPLC’s CEO J. Richard Cohen sent a letter to former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder, claiming the need to investigate the country’s alleged “patriot” domestic terror threat. “Utilizing the standard SPLC modus operandi and fear tactics, Cohen conflates a small number of racist white supremacist groups with the larger and more diverse patriot community,” noted Infowars’ Kurt Nimmo. “He also characterizes growing concern on the part of millions of Americans in response to egregious violations of the Constituion as dangerous…” To no surprise, an August 2009 Freedom of Information Act request revealed that Homeland Security’s “right-wing extremism” reports were not based on any legitimate evidence, but random articles found on the SPLC’s website. While constantly labeling Constitution-supporting Americans from all races as dangerous, the SPLC
  • itself is generating hate and violence. Just last year, a man opened fire inside the building of a conservative Christian lobbying group in Washington D.C. after seeing the organization listed as a hate group on the SPLC’s website. As Americans from all races celebrate moving forward together, groups such as the SPLC will continue to fans the flames of racism, capitalizing on the racial division they create. "More Than Half Of WHITE Americans Have These Anti Black Attitudes" VIDEO BELOW Michigan Democrat Threatens To Shut Down TV Stations Airing Anti-Obamacare Ad February 23, 2014 Anti-Obamacare ad draws ire of Democrat anxious to violate the First Amendment Rep. Gary Peters of Dexter, Michigan is threatening to bring the FCC down on the operator of a television station playing an anti-Obamacare advertisement. The Americans for Prosperity ad features Julie Boonstra. Her insurance was cancelled as a result of Obamacare. In a letter sent to the stations threatening to use his political authority to have their licenses pulled, Peters accused the broadcasters of commandeering broadcast facilities. He warns they are responsible for content aired. Peters claims the ad violates federal law under License Responsibility With Respect to the Broadcast of False, Misleading or Deceptive Advertising. Read the letter sent to television stations by the Perkins Coi law firm in Washington, DC. The outrageous effort to censor the First Amendment is reminiscent of Obama’s truth squads operating in Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia in the run-up to the general election. The Obama campaign perfected the intimidation tactic during the 2008 election: Julie's Story: It's Time to Listen VIDEO BELOW Obama Missouri Truth Squads VIDEO BELOW INFOWARS.COM BECAUSE THERE'S A WAR ON FOR YOUR MIND