Economist Chris Butler, of Butler Lans & Wagler, told Talk Radio 1210 WPHT that if he was the chairman and CEO of Comcast, he would “not be that disappointed” by the cancellation of the merger between Comcast and Time Warner.
Rich discussed the end of the merger between Comcast and Time Warner, Loretta Lynch being confirmed as the next Attorney General, and a drone strike killing two hostages held by Al-Qaeda.
Rich reacts to a security video of ESPN’s Britt McHenry going on a tirade against a parking lot employee, a waiter fired in Texas for identifying a table of customers as ‘5 Black Guys,’ and the latest on Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign. He talked to Cora Currier from the Intercept, vaping advocate Greg Conley, and bio-ethicist Art Caplan.
Robert Smith, who heads community investment in the region for Comcast, says they’re also giving a break on the $10/month cost for the connection for half a year.
In a separate statement, Nutter praised Comcast as a great corporate citizen, and said the merger would lead to improved services in existing Comcast markets.
Chris discussed the demise of the Paycheck Fairness Act in the Senate, testimony in Congress on the Comcast merger with Time Warner, and Philadelphia’s ban on e-cigarettes. He talks to comedian Jon Lovitz and Greg Conley from the Heartland Institute.
omcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable gets Senate scrutiny today: the judiciary committee will hold a hearing focusing on the impact on cable and Internet customers.
Continetti states there is a very tight relationship that exists between Comcast and the Democrats, both financially and on the air.
Governor Corbett says he sees nothing wrong with states conducting their own review.
Comcast Corporation says more than 300,000 low-income families across the country have signed up for its reduced-cost Internet service — but notes that many more are eligible.