Comcast Denies Connection to RightNetwork

By Andrew Gauthier 

The New York Times

Comcast denied reports Monday that it is a partner in the RightNetwork, a red state start-up that promises “content that reflects and reinforces their perspective and worldview.”

Comcast, the country’s largest cable provider, was identified as a partner in a promotional document put together by RightNetwork and discovered online by the blog Crooks and Liars on Saturday. Apparently assuming that the document was accurate, The Huffington Post called the venture “Tea Party TV” and put up a story saying “RightNetwork Launching in 2010 With Comcast As Partner.” Other Web sites published similar stories.


Comcast, which is seeking government approval of its purchase of NBC Universal, shot down the claims swiftly on Monday. More…