Monday, December 22, 2014

Comcast Lobbyists Hand-Out VIP Numbers to Beltway Elites so They Can Avoid Normal Customer "Service"

Think it's easy being a crony capitalist? Well, you're right. It is. If you're one of the Oligarchs inside the Beltway, there's no telling what kind of favors you can secure.

Daniel Halper describes how cable provider Comcast (also known as "The Worst Company in America") allows DC's elites to bypass the company's seventh level of Hell, which is the term the Customer "Service" department prefers, I hear.

Having a problem with your Comcast cable? No problem--that is if you fall into the following categories: "congressional staffers, journalists, and other influential Washingtonians." Just talk to a Comcast lobbyist. 

In a lengthy piece on how NBC's David Gregroy was fired, the Washingtonian reveals the cable company's way of "sucking up to Washington."

Comcast also had an even more personal way of sucking up to Washington. Its government-affairs team carried around “We’ll make it right” cards stamped with “priority assistance” codes for fast-tracking help and handed them out to congressional staffers, journalists, and other influential Washingtonians who complained about their service.

Comcast, however, maintains this VIP treatment is not exclusive to powerful people in Washington.

A Comcast spokeswoman says this practice isn’t exclusive to DC; every Comcast employee receives the cards, which they can distribute to any customer with cable or internet trouble. Nevertheless, efforts like this one have surely helped Comcast boost its standing inside the Beltway and improve its chances of winning regulatory approval for its next big conquest: merging with the second-largest cable provider in the country, Time Warner Cable.

That's right: the most unpopular company in America is lobbying Congress to merge with the runner-up, Time Warner Cable.

But don't worry, peon: I'm sure they'll get to your call sometime before the NFL playoffs begin.

Hat tip: BadBlue Tech News.


matthew w said...

What's "Comcast" and why would any fool pay them?? said...

Arguably, since the democRAT takeover of the US in 2008, the time afterwards has been the most corrupt in American history.

Will we survive it intact as a nation? Maybe not - which might be a good thing, depending on how your head is screwed-on.