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[–] JayTS 0 points 111 points (+111|-0) ago 

Comcast makes for a great moral and ideological compass. If Comcast wants something, you should want the opposite. If Comcast claims something, you should believe the opposite.

So everyone remember David Cohen, Comcast Top Lobbyist. The Top Lobbyist for Comcast is named David Cohen. David Cohen is paid by Comcast to influence Congressional votes to pass legislation that favors Comcast, which almost always directly leads to harming the consumer. Don't forget, Comcast's Top Lobbyist is David Cohen.

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[–] bill.lee [S] 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago 

It does have some semblance of the Streisand Effect because I would not have recognized the name previously...now it is actually seared into my mind.

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[–] voat-simulator 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

These Streisand Effect mentions have a sort of Baader-Meinhof thing happening.

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[–] apiratewithadd 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

That phrase is going to be seared into my head now. Comcast's Top Lobbyist is David Cohen.

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[–] chocodile 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I hope he gets the shit streisand'd out of him

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[–] bionictrip 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I think we should start vote shaming prominent political figures, unless of course we're already doing this... if so, where so I can help ?

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[–] JayTS 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Just make sure you group the name David Cohen with the words "Comcast's Top Lobbyist" everywhere you can. They clearly don't want that word to apply to him, so I want David Cohen to become synonymous with "Comcast Top Lobbyist".

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[–] G4 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

If anything, at least I learned something today

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[–] sbinsandiego 0 points 39 points (+39|-0) ago 

Maybe..."a bribery facilitator?"

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[–] akuta 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

No, you see... you can't outright say it.

Chief Compensation Facilitator

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[–] sbinsandiego 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

probably right. However, it's become my recent policy to call things what they are. My decision to change is due to the politispeak that is now so common. Of course, it gets me in trouble quite a bit. Maybe more than quite a bit. Like the word "disingenous," for which the real word is "lie." Most naming of things that changes a short, bold word for a long, weak word is intended to do just that. Lie. Or cover up. Not "obfuscate."

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[–] GeminiK 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Yes that's libel. You can however say that based on empirical evidence you believe David Cohen to be a "Top Bribery Official".

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[–] bill.lee [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Now that one I like a lot....definitely, the best I've seen yet :)

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[–] Quawonk 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

OK, call him a government buyer then.

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[–] rationalinquisition 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Chief of Bribery and Political Manipulation

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[–] Buttcake 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I like this

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[–] TexasComments 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The actual term used by the FEC is "Electioneer"

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[–] bakcha 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Best so far

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[–] ThePieAssassin 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I would rather re call him and his like lampreys, because that is pretty much what they do.

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[–] Jeffersond517 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

People that shovel manure still smell like crap. It doesn't matter if they are called farmer or agricultural engineer.

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[–] newoldwave 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Well, the term lobbyist is a bit too kind. Call him a back room, double dealing, congressional bag man.

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[–] darkstar999 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

So, a lobbyist?

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[–] Ellen_Kung_Pao 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Wow, that's just... something else. Hell, the author could just say he's "a person who spends a lot of time lobbying for Comcast" and be totally clear of any potential (bullshit) libel issues.

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[–] bill.lee [S] 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

It is an impressive set of mental gymnastics...and perhaps the corporation does feel threatened by recent events and greater consumer activism. The prior 'we'll behave if we can merge' promises, certainly make me feel skeptical about the AT & T and DirecTV merger.

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[–] voat-simulator 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I feel skeptical about everything that AT&T does.

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[–] sbinsandiego 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

so call him a bottom lobbyist. That's an even worse description, if you think of all the connotations.

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[–] bill.lee [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Ha. That immediately brought to mind an episode of It's Always Sunny...with the whole discussion of the 'power bottom'. Some kind of quote along the lines of "But the bottom informs the top."

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[–] Fuckery 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It made me think of a pimps bottom bitch.

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[–] Tetsujidane 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Since when would Comcast get to decide what does and doesn't get called a lobbyist anyway? He's a lobbyist. There. I said he's a lobbyist, probably along with hundreds upon hundreds of other people who read this article and come to the same conclusion.

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