Comcast becomes the second company to take home multiple "Golden Poo" awards
If you were pulling for Electronic Arts to take home Consumerist's "Worst Company in America" award for three years running, you'll be disappointed to find out that the publisher didn't even make it past the first round. Instead, Comcast went the distance, edging out Monstanto in votes to claim Consumerist's title of 2014's Worst Company in America, as voted by readers.
Comcast took 51.5 percent of the votes in the final round, versus Monstanto's 48.5 percent. Narrow as it was, the displeasure among consumers with Comcast was just a little stronger. By taking home the title, Comcast becomes only the second company to claim mutiple Golden Poo awards, EA being the other.
"Comcast’s road to the Poo started out without a speedbump, as the company powered through the first three rounds without ever giving up more than 30 percent of the vote. And with two-time reigning champ EA eliminated in Round One by Comcast’s merger partner Time Warner Cable, followed by three-time consecutive runner-up Bank of America’s surprise defeat at the hands of Walmart, Comcast seemed destined for the Final Death Match," Consumerist stated in a blog post announcing the 'winner,' if you will.
The ISP was nearly thwarted by SeaWorld, a first-time contender that rode negative publicity from its Blackfish documentary into contention.
Each year Consumerist lets its readers vote on which company they feel is the worst in America. It's a tournament style bracket similar to college basketball's March Madness, in which it's 'win' or go home each round. Comcast, Monsanto, SeaWorld, and Walmart made it to the Final Four this year.