@doughalonen: The Growing Googleization of Washington

Google’s clout has been on the rise at the FCC over the past few years, and that’s causing heartburn for some of the Silicon Valley giant’s competitors, including broadcasting and cable.

“It seems that whatever Google wants, Google gets from this commission,” said one broadcast industry lobbyist, who asked not to be identified.

“What’s frustrating is this gut reaction among regulators that if Google says something, it’s good, but if a traditional media company says something, it’s questionable,” added another broadcast industry source.