FCC Commissioner Attempts to Defend Her Sleazy Actions

MrPogi

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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT
May 13, 2011
Jennifer Tatel (202) 418-2400
STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER MEREDITH ATTWELL BAKER
I'm proud of my nearly eight years of government service, and especially my service as an FCC
Commissioner under Chairman Genachowski's leadership. Until late this spring, my plan was to
seek renomination for a second term as Commissioner. That was true all through the winter
during consideration of the Comcast/NBCUniversal transaction and in the months after it was
completed.
Not once in my entire tenure as a Commissioner had anyone at Comcast or NBCUniversal
approached me about potential employment. When this opportunity became available in mid-
April, I made a personal decision that I wanted to give it serious consideration.
Therefore, I immediately sought counsel from the General Counsel of the FCC, and recused
myself on April 18th from any matters involving Comcast or NBCUniversal. I have not only
complied with the legal and ethical laws, but I also have gone further. I have not participated or
voted any item, not just those related to Comcast or NBCUniversal, since entering discussions
about an offer of potential employment. Because of this, I plan to depart the Commission as soon
as I am able to ensure an orderly wind-down of my office.
I will of course comply with all government ethics and Obama pledge restrictions going forward.
I am excited to embark on the next phase of my career and am grateful for having had the
opportunity to work with great public servants at the FCC.
- FCC -
STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER MEREDITH ATTWELL BAKER | FCC.gov
 

dkreichen1968

Moderator
Staff member
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NAB Press Release:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the announcement that FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker will join Comcast as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, NBCUniversal, NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith issued the following statement:

"With a winning combination of integrity, intellect and experience, Meredith Baker will be a key player for NBCUniversal, and I know that her in-depth knowledge of broadcast issues, deep understanding of the D.C. landscape and strong leadership abilities will make her an important resource for the entire broadcast industry."
NAB News Release: Statement Regarding FCC Commissioner Baker Joining Comcast
 
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