Comcast: Brace Yourselves

Could Steve Burke's politics affect NBC news, or worse, poor Rachel Maddow?

USA Today analyzes what the media giant will do with NBC news and the scrutiny Comcast will soon face nationally. Perhaps years of threats and screaming from angry Philadelphia customers will have prepared the company for all that? Ah, the pitfalls of world domination. [USA Today] From the story:

Fans of the politically liberal commentary on MSNBC are especially wary about Burke. He was a leading fundraiser for George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential campaign.

“If we see (MSNBC’s outspoken evening commentator) Rachel Maddow replaced by Katie Couric (a non-partisan journalist), we’ll know that something has gone wrong,” Crawford says.