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How Charter Won Approval of Its Merger

"Abandon all hope ye who enter here" is written above the gates of hell in Dante's Inferno.  And for many broadcasters, MVPDs, and telcos, it might as well be inscribed above the Federal Communications CommissionM's Portals.  In The Divine Comedy, there are nine circles of suffering for unrepentant souls -- limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery.

Field of Dreams

It is beyond sad that it took a member of Congress getting shot to wake this town up to the divisive ugliness that has been poisoning political dialog for years.

But I will take my silver linings and lemons-from-lemonade where I can get them.

Pai Reads Mean Tweets

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has channeled John Oliver in a new, self-mocking video where he reads some of the hateful tweets he has gotten since taking over the top job at the FCC, and particularly since signaling his plan for rolling back Title II reclassification of ISPs.

Getting a Rise Out of Trump Transition

C-SPAN, the indispensable public service network brought to you by your local cable/Internet/voice company, is providing wall-to-gilded wall coverage of the comings and goings at Trump Tower, currently the really tall seat of power (a "high chair"?) for the President-elect.


'The King' and I

Thanks to this job I have been served milk and cookies by June Cleaver (Barbara Billingsley), gotten a hug from (Mr.) Fred Rogers, and toured a Star Trek exhibit with James Doohan --"Jim Beam me up, Scotty." And then there was the day I wasn't Arnold Palmer. 


Former FCC Officials Surface in Guccifer DNC Leak

Stories based on a recent Guccifer 2.0 leak of more alleged DNC e-mails were circulating this week pointing out that various government officials, mostly ambassadors but including former FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and another former FCC chair, may have been responsible for millions in campaign contributions to Democratic candidates.


Franken 'Stands Up' for Clinton

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), the former comic and comedy writer, returned to the standup stage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Tuesday night (July 25).


Cruz Draws Boos for 'You Choose' Speech

Sen. Ted Cruz endorsed voting your conscience. He endorsed building a wall. He endorsed myriad conservative values. He even endorsed keeping the internet free from taxes, free from regulations, and out of the hands of Russia and China. What he didn't endorse was Donald Trump.


GOP Convention: Chachi Loves Donald

With their own former reality TV star now heading the presidential ticket in Donald Trump, the Republicans have lined up a few Hollywood TV types to speak at the convention, including actor Scott Baio, Ultimate Fighting Championship chief Dana White, and actors more used to daytime dramas than political theater.