Defending "Worst Company in America" champion Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) has been denied a chance to defend its crown, trounced in the Consumerist competition by BP, despoiler of the Gulf of Mexico. It wasn't even close: BP garnered 61.65 percent of the votes compared to only 38.85 percent for Comcast in Final Four voting.
BP now goes on to face Bank of America in the finals in pursuit of the Golden Poo Award, and Comcast executives and image managers can breathe a sigh of relief. The Worst Company competition, a tongue-in-cheek March Madness doppelganger, gained added attention this year when Comcast sent an e-mail encouraging its employees to vote for Charter Communications and effectively against Comcast in early round competition.
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