February 14, 2014

Next Media Animation’s video about Comcast’s proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable does not disappoint. At one point, hoodie-clad young men with the names of various networks — ESPN, Fox, HBO — chase cable guys across a playground with machine guns blazing. But then the cable guys’ vans turn into a giant robot that vaporizes the network dudes. The robot then mugs a subscriber.

Later the new company stops the same poor schmuck from downloading a picture of a naked woman. “Sounds like a win-win situation,” the narrator says.

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Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City…
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