Popular Information reports:
Comcast, the parent company of NBCUniversal, had ignored repeated inquiries about its relationship with right-wing lobbyist Matt Schlapp.
For weeks, Schlapp has attacked and denigrated the Black Lives Matter movement. Meanwhile, Comcast and NBCUniversal were publicly declaring their support for Black Lives Matter.
Why was Comcast still paying Schlapp, who has an ugly racial history, $120,000 per year to represent the company in Washington, DC? The question gained considerable attention on social media.
Bloomberg News reports:
Comcast Corp., the largest U.S. pay-TV provider, has cut its ties to conservative activist Matthew Schlapp, who has drawn criticism for remarks about Black Lives Matter.
“He’s no longer representing us as an outside lobbyist,” a Comcast spokeswoman said Monday by phone, without elaborating.
Verizon and Abbott Labs have also cut ties with Schlapp in the last week. The three companies had been paying Schlapp a combined $480,000 per year.
Schlapp is married to White House senior advisor Mercedes Schlapp, who earned headlines last month when she retweeted a video of man shouting the N-word at Black Lives Matter protesters.
Under my leadership ACU’s record working toward equality for Black Americans is without question (#FirstStepAct, booting #WhiteSupremacists @CPAC) making us an irresistible target of militant progressives. Why? Because PoC are running away from the Left’s destructive agenda.
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) June 30, 2020