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Posted on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Dave!A fucking piece of shit named Meredith Attwell Baker took a job with our government as an FCC Commissioner. In this position, she was trusted to make decisions that were in the best interest of the American citizens she represented.

One of the decisions she made was to not impose any restrictions while approving the massive merger of Comcast and NBC. This was a somewhat shocking stance to take considering that the resulting mega-corp would have unprecedented control over what information people have access to on the internet and television. Critics said that this merger would have no benefit for consumers, and would likely result in nothing but bad things. But Attwell Baker shoved it through anyway.

And after the Comcast/NBC merger went through, what did this fine public servant do?

She quit her position at the FCC to take a job as a political lobbyist for Comcast/NBC! And why not? Mission accomplished! There's no reason to pretend she gives a flying fuck about us anymore, she's off to cash in on services rendered!

Meredith Attwell Baker Should be Hung for Fucking Treason

This grotesque mockery of government service has me once again wondering why American citizens aren't rioting in the streets.

I don't care which side of the political spectrum you're on, what Meredith Attwell Baker did was fucking disgraceful and disgusting. This is such a thorough betrayal of public trust that she should be thrown in prison. But that's not going to happen. This is what America has become. And American citizens have become so accustomed to this bullshit that they're just numb to it all. So things just keep getting worse and worse. Our government is bought and sold every day, and we all pay the price for it.

Yet nobody seems to care.

So fuck it.

I'm going to get a government job approving dumping sites for nuclear waste... in the public water supply.

Then I'm going to quit and get a high-paying lobbyist job with Exelon, the largest nuclear power producer in the USA. Because, hey, they'll owe me one.

What a fucking joke.

Anarchy... it's only a matter of time.

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  1. Sarah says:

    Oh Dave. It’s posts like these that make me happy I found your blog. Without your scathing political review I would probably never know what’s going on in the world.

    (Not to mention I probably never would have found Vahid’s blog. So Double Yay!)

  2. timothy says:

    (Slap to the forehead) I could’ve had ethics!… or a fermented V8!

  3. NomadView says:

    One of the problems is that this is just one example and it is happening on many fronts at the same time. I think people have just given up when it comes to the corporate takeover of the American government and will have to pay a heavy price indeed before they realize that their liberties were worth defending.

  4. Mel says:

    Yet another reason I want to move to Iceland. I think it’s going to be a damn long time before the American populace wipes the Doritos orange off their hands and revolts. In a country of only 330K people, though, you just can’t get away with that shit, ’cause you see pretty much all of your fellow citizens every fucking day.

  5. Megan says:

    They really should just stop pretending and have the “BP U.S. House of Representatives” and the “Comcast/NBC U.S. Senate.” They could meet in General Electric Capitol Building.

    The United States, brought to you by Bank of America.


  6. Sybil Law says:

    If I DO decide to riot, I’m making a poster out of the picture up there – it’s perfect!

  7. erik says:

    We live in a Crookocracy.

  8. Peggy Archer says:

    This is why I’m not filthy rich. My parents taught me ethics, and to be an honest person. Clearly, they fucked up.

  9. John says:

    Of course, isn’t the entire FCC just a product of corporate plutocracy bypassing democracy? All independent regulatory agencies are. They are independent of Congress and the president. They are the only unelected bodies that make laws with the full force of law. The FTC, the FCC, the FAA, the EPA, and the FEC especially are all gaining more control over our government by the day. As long as Congress and the president are puppets, the independent agencies control our country.

  10. martymankins says:

    I read this news story this week and about threw up. This post spells out exactly how I feel. And as you so finely stated, it shouldnt matter what political side you are on, this should disgust anyone who hates this kind of government favoritism.

  11. Chris says:

    Hey guys, for what it’s worth, please sign the petition:

    “I urge you to launch an investigation of Republican FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker’s seemingly blatant conflict of interest. She is leaving the FCC to become a lobbyist for Comcast/NBC Universal — just four months after she voted to approve the controversial merger of the two media behemoths.”

    Thank you,
    Chris in Ohio

    • Dave2 says:

      I saw this before I left work. Call me dubious. I cannot imagine an answer to any of the questions that’s going to change my mind that this asshole belongs in jail.

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