Microsoft Unloads MSNBC.com Stake to Comcast for $300 Million

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'69 GS Bui-hog

I agree with xmichaelx.

The net-neutrality rules prohibit Internet service providers from blocking or slowing down access to legitimate websites.

Pretty ironic considering Verizon cites the law as "arbitrary and capricious" when trying to over-turn the law in the courts.

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warptek2010

What they're not telling you here is how the ratings were consistently in the tank.

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xmichaelx

Really, you think someone shelled out $300 million for a partial stake in a network with ratings "in the tank"?

5 seconds of Googling tells me it's consistently the #2 rated news station, and occasionally #1 (if you look at individual time slots). http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/category/cable-news/ It also ranks above many other basic cable channels.

What we SHOULD be concerned about here is one of the largest ISPs in the country taking a huge stake in a major content provider.

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warptek2010

Sorry, did I insult your sacred cow or something?
I know how to use Google too. I don't know where you're getting your numbers from but MSNBC's rating are CONSISTENTLY low when compared to Fox news and CNN.

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/07/17/cable-news-ratings-for-monday-july-16-2012/141766/

http://entertainment.time.com/2009/12/17/fox-vs-msnbc-or-intensity-vs-ratings/

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sundropdrinker3

They already own NBC news, and could have pulled the NBC out of the name at anytime they wanted. They are still gonna run as they did before: crappy.

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mohi01john

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