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Cat got their tongue?

CBS This Morning reaches out to Verizon, Comcast and Time Warner the other day for comment about the FCC delaying new Internet privacy rules that were due to take effect in the U.S. The three companies "did not respond to our request for comment," says Anthony Mason, a senior national correspondent for CBS News.

More than usual, spokespersons for businesses and organizations aren't talking. They're declining to comment, they aren't returning reporters' calls, they can't be reached. The German government, for example, declined to comment in a recent Reuters story about "the London Stock Exchange all but ending a planned merger with Deutsche Boerse..." Remember when New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick declined to comment on Deflategate" And after checking his staff's phones for evidence of leaks, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer recently "declined to comment about the leaks," according to The Week.

My goodness, even…