Quick Takes

Dec 2, 2002  •  Post A Comment

“Comcast will be able to largely determine America’s digital destiny. That’s why we encourage everyone-in and out of the industry-to fight for an open and democratic cable broadband system.”
Jeff Chester, executive director, Center for Digital Democracy
“Time will tell. Mega-mergers like this one have some natural built-in efficiencies, but the merging of cultures and ideas is a much more difficult thing to accomplish.”
Emily Barr, general manager, WLS-TV (ABC), Chicago
“It is not what bigness is, it is what it does or tends to do in terms of choking off competition, limiting diversity, bullying the small, marginalizing difference and freezing access that makes so many worry about super mergers.”
Danny Schechter, executive editor, Mediachannel.org