Angry Reactions Greet Comcast Acquisition Of Time Warner Cable

One tweet: ‘”The Comcast/Time Warner deal doesn’t go far enough. They should merge with American/USAir and become the most hated organization in history”

Reaction to Comcast’s multimillion dollar deal with Time Warner Cable ranged from mildly irritated to apoplectic.

The Huffington Post snarked on the deal with a picture of Jim Carrey‘s villainous Cable Guy and headlined, “Conglomerate From Hell.”

Also read: Comcast Confirms $45.2B Time Warner Cable Purchase

Hundreds of tweets lashed out in anger over the merger, mainly led by consumers aggravated by lousy cable television service or concerned over the consolidation of media power. And that doesn’t even include the official displeasure of consumer groups in Washington DC gathering evidence to demand a federal block to the merger.

Also read: Consumer Groups Quick to Warn Against Comcast Deal to Buy Time Warner Cable

“Comcast acquiring Time Warner Cable is like Nickelback and Creed deciding to go on tour together,” said David Hoang.

“I can’t believe regulators would/will allow Comcast and TWC to merge,” tweeted Matt Wilson incredulously. They seriously have one job here. One.”

Reddit users were also peeved by the announcement, upvoting memes that denounced the deal.


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