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Groups mount preemptive strike against Comcast-NBC

There's not even an official merger yet, but already an opposition coalition is preparing for a big fight.

Taking aim at the widely anticipated but still-unannounced merger of Comcast and NBC Universal, media-reform group and Washington busybody Free Press today hosted a press call to kick off its preemptive protest against the deal.

"We've never seen this kind of consolidated control over so many platforms," Free Press Executive Director Josh Silver told reporters, referring to the players' leading positions in broadcast and cable TV and the Internet.

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