Ticketmaster decision shows usual political favoritism

March 04, 2013

Don Rodricks column on Ticketmaster ("A chance to break free of Ticketmaster," Feb. 26) is very telling. To understand why Baltimore wants to keep the most-despised Ticketmaster, one should look at the type of politics typically played in Maryland where cronyism and favoritism are common.

Why would a computer company get a large order for new phone services without competition? Maybe the company has a deal somewhere. And look at the case last year of the company awarded the contract to build and operate new rest stops on I-95, where a South American company with almost no experience in this type and size of operation was awarded the contract over an experienced U.S. company based on wildly exaggerated sales estimates?

Maryland and its cities do what benefits the politicians most, not what benefits the citizens.

Robert C. Rassa, Fallston

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