The Revolving Door May 20, 2011

from On the Media· ·

Last week, one of the FCC commissioners who voted in favor of the recent Comcast/NBC merger announced she was quitting her job for a new position—with Comcast. It's a clear conflict of interest. It's also not unique. Regulators routinely end up working in the industry they used to regulate. Washington Examiner columnist Timothy Carney says the media have a double standard when it comes to the revolving door between government and industry.



Last week, one of the FCC commissioners who voted in favor of the recent Comcast/NBC merger announced she was quitting her job for a new position—with Comcast. It's a clear conflict of interest. It's also not unique. Regulators routinely end up working in the industry they used to regulate. Washington Examiner columnist Timothy Carney says the media have a double standard when it comes to the revolving door between government and industry.