The Writers Guild of America West has studied the government conditions placed on the Comcast and NBC Universal combination and have found them insufficient.
They released a statement this morning: “After a thorough review of yesterday’s announcements by the FCC and DOJ, the WGAW disagrees with their decisions approving the Comcast-NBCU merger. Even with the conditions placed on the merger by the FCC and the DOJ, we believe this merger is anti-competitive and is not in the public interest or the interests of our members. The WGAW remains committed to joining with other organizations and individuals to continue the fight for an open Internet, independent production, and diversity of voices in all media.”
Their sister guild, the Writers Guild of America East, also opposes the government’s approval, although they were a bit more biting in their criticism of the deal.