For AT&T Merger, Facts Trump Politics
By Craig Aaron
Today the Justice Department filed suit to block AT&T’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile.
In announcing the suit, Sharis Pozen, the DoJ’s top antitrust enforcer, said, “Any way you look at it, this deal is anti-competitive.” We at Free Press couldn’t agree more. And for once, policymakers put the law above politics and stood up to a powerful company.
This victory simply wouldn’t have happened without intense public pressure generated by calls and letters from hundreds of thousands of activists. And thanks to the support of our members, we filed thousands of pages of research to tear down the mountain of AT&T propaganda and deflate the air of inevitability surrounding the merger in Washington.
The DoJ lawsuit is built on the arguments that Free Press (more…)