Obama Golfs With Comcast CEO

Brian Roberts / AP

Brian Roberts / AP


Comcast chief executive Brian Roberts was among President Obama’s golf partners at the Vineyard Club, according to Wednesday’s White House pool report.

The cable giant’s record of support for Democrats has come into sharper relief lately, particularly with the news that Comcast-owned NBC will produce a four-hour miniseries on the career of Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator and First Lady expected to run for the White House in 2016.

Comcast is the majority owner of NBC Universal, which also owns left-leaning cable news channel MSNBC.

Roberts applauded Obama’s nomination of former wireless activist and campaign bundler Tom Wheeler to head the Federal Communications Commission, a pick that raised red flags due to his history in the telecom industry and the conflicts of interest that would undoubtedly arise.

David Cohen, Comcast’s executive vice president, raised more than $1.4 million for President Obama’s reelection effort. He also hosted a fundraiser for the president at his Philadelphia home.

Representatives of the National Center for Public Policy Research confronted Comcast about its political bias at a shareholders meeting in May.

Wednesday’s game marked Obama’s third golf outing in four days.