DFL Sen. Al Franken is ramping up his opposition to the proposed merger between cable giant Comcast and NBC Universal. Franken sent an e-mail to supporters saying the merger would be a "disaster."
"When the same company owns the content and the pipes that deliver that content, consumers lose," Franken said in the video statement.
Franken also called for his supporters to sign a petition opposing the merger.
Comcast executives have disputed Franken's claim saying it would lead to more programming choices and "ownership diversity."
Please stop Comcast/NBC merger!
Freedom of Speech will be gone with a single 'business' deal with Comcast. Our Nation, our World deserves to speak and think freely with one another. Make no mistake, it's in peril.
There's a petition here: http://www.alfranken.com/index.php/splash/fccopenletter
I have contacted my senator in hopes he will stand with you against the merger. Thank you for standing up against this merger!
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Let's see some other proposals that we can unite to fight!
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I've already lost stations with Time Warner Cable
I agree with Senator Franken. One company controlling so much of our media is a disaster waiting to happen. Do what you can to STOP IT.
I oppose the merger of Comcast and NBC
How do we really fight the BIG, BIG, BIG and getting BIGGER MONEY GIANTS at our front door? They have the POWER to get what they WANT!