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After hearing the news that MSNBC suspended Keith Olberman indefinitely for making political campaign contributions, I decided to do some quick research on the contributions of Executives at Comcast Cable, new corporate overlords at NBC with a controlling interest in what news we hear and see.  The list below is not surprising but that's only what we know about.  Since they can give anonymously, you can be sure this is only the tip of the iceberg.

Neil Smit
corporate executive [President]
comcast cable
Q2-2010
new
$2,500 donation to national republican congressiona

Neil Smit
Donation of $2,500 to national republican congressiona
David Scott
vp finance & administration
comcast cable
Q1-2010
New $2,000 donation to the congressman joe barton commi

David Scott
Donation of $2,000 to the congressman joe barton commi

William Connors
president east division
comcast cable
Q2-2010
$2,000 donation to kathy dahlkemper for congress
William Connors
Donation of $2,000 to kathy dahlkemper for congress

Ronald Hartz
senior vp financial operations
comcast cable
Q2-2010
new
$1,500 donation to national republican congressiona
Ronald Hartz
Donation of $1,500 to national republican congressiona

Michael Brady
state regulatory affairs
comcast cable
Q2-2010
new
$1,500 donation to national republican congressiona
Michael Brady
Here's the information I found on the Huffpo Fundrace 2010

President and CEO of Comcast:
Neil Smit
executive
comcast cable
Q2-2010
new
$1,000 donation to pat meehan for congress
Neil Smit
Donation of $1,000 to pat meehan for congress

Marshall Robinson
regional vp
comcast cable
Q2-2010
new
$500 donation to bob brady for congress
Marshall Robinson
Donation of $500 to bob brady for congress

L. Hall
vp of engineering
comcast cable
Q2-2010
$500 donation to national republican congressiona

I hope you note the donations to Joe (I'm sorry BP) Barton. I expected these guys to act sooner but I guess they were waiting for the mid-terms.  I think Rachel and Ed better watch their backs.   Write to Comcast.  Consider using another cable provider if you can. Comcast executives are the antithesis of American values and they are just one of our new corporate masters.  Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and the rest of the Rethuglicans do their bidding and in return, the Corporate Overlords are celebrating by silencing one of the few voices to stand up to them and show them for what they really are.    

Originally posted to Tchrldy on Fri Nov 05, 2010 at 01:09 PM PDT.

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