It's been about twelve hours
since news broke
that Comcast, the country's largest cable operator, has agreed to buy Time Warner Cable, the country's second largest operator. The deal, said to be worth $45 billion, will go down in history as one of the largest media deals ever, and will create the nation's unquestionably largest cable company.
Reaction from the media has been intense, but we'll get to that later... the best reactions seem to come from Twitter (via Gizmodo)
and this one seems to encapsulate the average person's opinion of both companies perfectly: