Facing opposition from many progressive groups based on its merger plans with Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is now getting headwind from a conservative PAC, which claims the publicly traded corporation has a secret liberal agenda.
Conservative War Chest began airing a video accusing Comcast-owned news divisions of having a deeper liberal agenda. (Source: YouTube)
Calling Comcast "America's most powerful and militant left-wing political force," political action committee Conservative War Chest has begun airing a two-minute commercial in Florida, Ohio, Nevada, Michigan and Pennsylvania--all billed as battleground states in the 2016 presidential election.
The ad urges viewers to contact their local NBC affiliate and tell them to stop letting their parent company use its news divisions as a "political assault and smear machine."
The PAC accuses Comcast, which is a top political donor to GOP political candidates including John Boehner, of allowing its news divisions to cover up a number of alleged White House wrong-doings, including what it calls the Benghazi and IRS "scandals." The House of Representatives and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, respectively, cleared the Obama Administration of culpability in both cases.
According to Conservative War Chest, the issue extends beyond Comcast's MSNBC channel, which has an obvious left-wing slant in market opposition to Fox News.
"This isn't just about the network affiliates defending their own integrity," said PAC spokesman Mike Flynn, in a statement. "It is also important that the public sees how Comcast and NBC News are distorting the news to benefit President Obama and their liberal Democratic allies in Congress."
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