Zucker burning bridges as he exits NBCU ahead of Comcast merger

Let's be clear about one thing: nobody has told NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker he doesn't have a job except Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) COO Steve Burke, and right now Burke doesn't really have any say in what goes on at NBCU.

Zucker, however, seems to believe Comcast's $30 billion acquisition of his company--and Burke's pink slip--are done deals, so he continues to utter his final words ... and utter them again. Most recently, he took himself to task for failing to hire the right people to turn around NBC's failing fortunes as a broadcaster.

"I didn't find the right people, find the right shows, and that was my responsibility," Zucker said, making it difficult to deal with those people in the future should he not lose his job. "I never got the team right."

Burke has announced his own "team" to run the business. But, of course, as stated earlier, that means nothing unless the deal is approved and, as of this writing, the deal has not been approved.

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