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A Whole Lot Of People Aren't Happy About Comcast Buying Time Warner

The consolidation of anti-cable company rage...and jokes.

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There's not a ton of optimism about the customer service that a Comcast-Time Warner merger would produce.

You know the ISP business is hated when people are desperately looking to Verizon to be their savior.

Kim Bhasin@KimBhasin

You know the ISP business is hated when people are desperately looking to Verizon to be their savior.

11:03 PM - 12 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Wow, a Comcast/Time Warner merger would create a combined customer service department of well over ten employees.

pourmecoffee@pourmecoffee

Wow, a Comcast/Time Warner merger would create a combined customer service department of well over ten employees.

10:20 PM - 12 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Congrats to the new CEO of Time Warner/Comcast

samir mezrahi@samir

Congrats to the new CEO of Time Warner/Comcast

10:52 PM - 12 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Comcast logo + Time Warner Cable logo =

Comcast defeated Time Warner in the Elite 8 in last year's Worst Company in America tournament @consumerist

Kim Bhasin@KimBhasin

Comcast defeated Time Warner in the Elite 8 in last year's Worst Company in America tournament @consumerist

10:54 PM - 12 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

:( RT @benparr This slide from the Comcast/Time Warner pitch to consumers made me laugh. Then I died a little inside:

John Herrman@jwherrman

:( RT @benparr This slide from the Comcast/Time Warner pitch to consumers made me laugh. Then I died a little inside:

11:28 AM - 13 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I want Comcast to own my cable company about as bad as I want Time-Warner to be my cable company. Wait, TWC is. I’m so screwed.

Paul Kedrosky@pkedrosky

I want Comcast to own my cable company about as bad as I want Time-Warner to be my cable company. Wait, TWC is. I’m so screwed.

12:13 AM - 13 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I will live anywhere as long as I don't have to deal with Time Warner, Comcast, or Cablevision. Give me FiOS, or give me death.

Carl@CLRana9017

I will live anywhere as long as I don't have to deal with Time Warner, Comcast, or Cablevision. Give me FiOS, or give me death.

06:40 AM - 7 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Then of course, there were cable guy-ish jokes

Comcast CEO pays $45 billion for Time Warner Cable, gets a free month of Showtime. #Comcast #TimeWarnerCable

Rob Tannenbaum@tannenbaumr

Comcast CEO pays $45 billion for Time Warner Cable, gets a free month of Showtime. #Comcast #TimeWarnerCable

10:14 AM - 13 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Comcast CEO didn't want to buy Time Warner Cable, but figured it was the only way to get a TWC technician to his house.

Rob Tannenbaum@tannenbaumr

Comcast CEO didn't want to buy Time Warner Cable, but figured it was the only way to get a TWC technician to his house.

09:23 AM - 13 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And doesn't the biggest cable company buying the second biggest seem like a....something that rhymes with "lonopoly"?

Comcast CEO celebrates acquisition. #timewarnercable

Ryan Parker@ryanparkerdp

Comcast CEO celebrates acquisition. #timewarnercable

11:56 PM - 12 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Now leading the @huffingtonpost: a not-so-subtle insinuation about the Comcast - Time Warner Cable deal

Kim Bhasin@KimBhasin

Now leading the @huffingtonpost: a not-so-subtle insinuation about the Comcast - Time Warner Cable deal

11:19 PM - 12 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Oh cool I love Monopoly RT @verge: Comcast confirms $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable http://t.co/ekKX7qe0rx

Brian Ries@moneyries

Oh cool I love Monopoly RT @verge: Comcast confirms $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable http://t.co/ekKX7qe0rx

07:35 AM - 13 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

If Comcast buys Time Warner, that means my broadband provider options in Newport Beach will go from 1 to 1. We're so under served.

Danny Sullivan@dannysullivan

If Comcast buys Time Warner, that means my broadband provider options in Newport Beach will go from 1 to 1. We're so under served.

01:19 AM - 13 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Waiting for Comcast/Time Warner to tell the FTC: "Well, it's okay because of, you know, Aereo"

danprimack@danprimack

Waiting for Comcast/Time Warner to tell the FTC: "Well, it's okay because of, you know, Aereo"

08:01 AM - 13 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some people had some thoughts of mega-mergers past and future...

This bull market won’t be over until Time Warner Comcast merges with AOL.

Conor Sen@conorsen

This bull market won’t be over until Time Warner Comcast merges with AOL.

10:36 PM - 12 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Breaking: Jos a. Bank offers to buy comcast

danprimack@danprimack

Breaking: Jos a. Bank offers to buy comcast

11:22 AM - 13 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

How I see the merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

Terry Ferguson@terrypferguson

How I see the merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

11:27 AM - 13 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It was all capped off by the ultimate insult.

Comcast acquiring Time Warner Cable is like Nickelback and Creed deciding to go on tour together.

David Hoang@davidhoang

Comcast acquiring Time Warner Cable is like Nickelback and Creed deciding to go on tour together.

12:25 AM - 13 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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