/// Comcast’s Cohen Defends Baker Hire

May 19, 2011  |  Media Week

WASHINGTON—David Cohen, Comcast's executive vice president, couldn't escape a grilling by reporters Wednesday over the company's decision to hire Federal Communications Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker, who just four months ago voted to approve Comcast's takeover of NBCUniversal. Cohen spent nearly all of the question-and-answer session after a Media Institute luncheon address in defending the company's decision. Since Baker's departure from the FCC was announced last week, public interest and consumer groups have taken the occasion to bash what they see as an impropriety typical of the ever-revolving employment door in between public service and business in Washington. The story made


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