In less than a week, we have changed the media’s view on the Comcast-NBC merger. At first, the Associated Press, New York Times, Reuters, NPR and CNN said that the deal was as good as done. Now, thanks to our relentless push, they’re saying it faces a tough battle ahead as Washington responds to the public outcry.
Even the free-market fundamentalists on the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board are calling us "consumer-protection alarmists" for so effectively gumming up the process!
The tides are shifting, thanks to the tens of thousands of people who joined our call to action below. But we can’t ease off the public pressure until this deal is stopped. A Comcast-NBC monolith would control as much as 20 percent of the communications landscape in the United States. That's just too big.
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Free Press Action Fund
Too Big to Merge
Cable and Internet giant Comcast has just announced that it's merging with NBC Universal to form one of the most powerful media companies in the world.
Washington and Wall Street are already saying this mega-merger is a done deal. If we don’t act now to stop it, we’ll have even more corporate control of our media, higher prices and fewer choices — online and on TV.
It’s a marriage made in hell, and we need a citizens’ uprising to stop the merger.
Join the Uprising Against the Mega-Merger
Help us get 100,000 people to tell President Obama to make good on his campaign pledge to act "against the excessive concentration of [media] power in the hands of any one corporation, interest or small group." It’s time for the president to keep his promise.