Buying Congressional favoritism to support Comcast/NBC merger

We all know that Comcast really, really, wants this purchase of NBC to go through. The question is though what are they willing to do in order to help along the process through the various regulatory hearings it is bound to face?

Well it turns out they are willing to pay … errrr …. donate a lot of money to Congressional Representatives. According to the Intellectual Property Watch site 84 of 97 of the Reps received money from Comcast in amounts ranging from $1,000 up to $25,000.

OpenSecrets.org has the complete list of who received money and how much, with a larger percentage going to Democrats.

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I think we can be pretty sure that the deal will go through.