Pure Evil: Comcastards Paid People to Take Up Seats and Cheer in Net Neutrality Hearing

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Boing Boing has collected a batch of links and proof showing Comcast paid people to attend a net neutrality hearing and cheer for them, which displaced reporters and other generally sane people who would have booed and hissed.

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It is reported that the henchmen were identifiable by the yellow highlighters they wore. Are there denials? No! Comcast is admitting that they paid people to hold seats for local employees who wanted to attend the hearing. And although it is reported that this tactic is not uncommon at congressional hearings, I don't care. If you needed proof that Cable is up to no good, here it is. Absolutely Comcastarded. [BB]

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

What's even sadder is that this will be forgotten. It's our tendency to dismiss what is ultimately trivial yesterday's news that will allow this sort of crap to happen tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that. I wish there was a Milton in that place that would burn the building down and disappear in the islands, complaining about the salt in his drink.