“We very carefully considered every aspect thoroughly and concluded that this deal can and should be approved,” Wayne Watts, senior executive vice president and general counsel said.

Well that settles it, then. Why waste taxpayer money with an FCC review?

“Competition is vibrant and will only increase after this transaction,” Watts said.

Right, because nothing generates competition more than fewer competitors. Seriously, do these people even pretend to believe some of the stuff they say?