Senator Al Franken made an unusual prediction at last weekend's Netroots Nation conference. The gathering of liberal political activists is organized by the readers and writers of the Daily Kos blog. So naturally, the crowd was pretty well-versed on tech-related issues such as Net Neutrality. Firing up the audience, he predicted that if Congress doesn't prevent corporations like NBC and Comcast from merging, they could start influencing the accessibility of political websites. In his mind, media conglomerates would likely favor conservative sites like Fox News over liberal ones like the Daily Kos:

If no one stops them how long do you think it will take before four or five mega corporations effectively control the flow of information in America not only on television but online...how long do you think it will take before the Fox News website loads five times faster than Daily Kos?