Episode

2/26 Jodie Griffin: The Threat of The Comcast-Time Warner Merger & What Next For Net Neutrality?

February 26, 2014

Jodie Griffin, Senior Staff Attorney at Public Knowledge outlines the dangers of the proposed Comcast-Time Warner merger, why the customers lose in the current cable market, how Comcast undermines the online video market, what the DOJ will consider when it looks at the merger proposal? The broader standards that the FCC will provide, how a possible merger would impact the future of cable and broadband markets, why the FCC has undermined its own ability to enforce net neutrality, what would really save  an open Internet, the absurd arguments against net neutrality and determining the importance of the Netflix Comcast deal.

On The Fun Half: Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson sues to keep fracking from happening in his hometown, will universal Pre K mean Common Core testing for pre-schoolers? How for profit testing companies targeting Pre K, how eroding net neutrality creates more inequality, Arizona lawmaker who voted for the pro LGBT discrimination bill tells Anderson Cooper that “there is no discrimination” in Arizona, a petition on the We The People website asks President Obama to say “fuck Uganda” because of that countries horrible new anti Gay law and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

Members make the Majority Report possible. Please join us by becoming a MEMBER. You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation. Thanks!

Past Episodes

It's Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Heather Digby Parton, contributing writer at Salon.com and proprietor of the blog Hullabaloo, to round up the week in news. Then, Sam and Emma are joined by Francesca Fiorentini, host of The Bitchuation Room podcast! First, Digby, Emma, and Sam get into ...
Emma hosts Rachel Greenwald Smith, professor of English at St. Louis University, to discuss her recent book On Compromise: Art, Politics, and the Fate of An American Ideal, on compromise in art and politics, and as an American ideal. Professor Greenwald-Smith and Emma first back up and look at ...
Sam and Emma host Jamie Ducharme, health correspondent at Time, to discuss her recent book Big Vape: The Incendiary Rise of Juul. Then, Sam and Emma are joined by Dr. MarkAlain Dery, infectious disease specialist at AccessHealth Louisiana and host of the Noise Filter podcast, to discuss the ...