FCC Commissioner Becomes Comcast Lobbyist After Approving Comcast DealS

You were, likely, worried about the ability of Comcast-NBC to push effectively for its interests on Capitol Hill. Sorry — we mean, push for the interests of American consumers. But worry no more! The cable giant has hired Meredith Attwell Baker for "a top DC lobbying job," and we have a feeling she's going to do a great job. You've heard of Baker — she used to be one of the Republican commissioners of the FCC. Four months ago, she voted to approve the NBC-Comcast merger? But that was four whole months ago, so Comcast probably forgot about it before they hired her.

Bonus Drinking Game: Take a look at Open Secrets' extensive data on the public-private "revolving door." Drink until you feel okay about it. Fun!

[Ars Technica, Open Secrets; image via ICANN photos]