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NY attorney general finds over 80% of anti-net neutrality 'public comments' were completely fake

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AT&T promised cheap TV service in order to get their merger through: They just ended that

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Trump Denounced for Doing Nothing as AT&T Moves to Outsource Thousands of Jobs in 2020

President Donald Trump is facing outrage from workers and labor rights advocates over his failure to take action as AT&T prepares to shift thousands...

Extortion. White House edition.

That’s a nice merger you got there. Be a pity if anything happened to it.   Don Cornholeone   The Birdcage Papers The story that Rachel Maddow and David Fahrenthold told last night was too simple to be news, but too stupid to be comedy. To briefly recap, in its first 17 months of operation, a grand total of 2 T-Mobile executives graced the front door of Trump’s Washington DC schlock palace, one night each. But 10 months ago, on the day after T-Mobile announced a $25 billion merger with Sprint, suddenly 9 T-Mobile executives, including their CEO, showed up to party. Since that day, T-Mobile has flushed $192,000 down the Trump toilet. And they haven’t been shy about it either. Executives walked loudly around the lobby, dressed in neon shirts with the T-Mobile logo on them, taking selfies and talking to anybody dumb enough to enter their atmosphere. They may as well have had a guy walk in with a D’Agostino’s shopping bag, with $100 bills spilling out, and “Merger bag Man” embroidered on his shirt pocket. O-tay, you’re saying to yourself, that’s pretty stupid, obvious bribery, but where’s the extortion demand? Oh, it’s there alright, in plain sight, you just have to know where to look, and what you’re looking for. But, that’s what you guys pay me for, isn’t it? To do the heavy lifting around here. Cast your mind back a year or so, to just before the announcement of the T-Mobile merger. What else was going on in the business world right about then? Yep, AT&T had announced a mega merger with Time-Warner. And with every public pronouncement, El Pendejo Presidente was dumping a scoop shovel bucket of shit all over the merger. Screaming a blue fit, and promising that his DOJ would take whatever steps were necessary to block the merger. There’s your extortion demand right there. Not for AT&T, Trump’s motives were purely petty vindictiveness there, over the CNN portion of the merger, but a clear clarion call to anybody else in the country that might want to merge anything larger than two street corner news stands together. Remember what Michael Cohen told the House committee last week, that Donald Trump talks in code. I grew up in Chicago in the 60’s and 70’s, and what he said was as natural to me as a Maxwell street Polish. With mustard and onions. One day late with the vigorish payment to your friendly loan shark? No problem. Two guys wearing sunglasses took a couple of Louisville Sluggers to your knees. On a street corner. Public, messy, and in your face. The message was clear, “Fuck with us at your own peril!”As Sean Connery said in The Untouchables, “That’s the Chicago way.” Trump used the same old Mafia code to announce it the “Washington way.” This is nothing new for His Lowness, he’s been doing it all of his life. He stiffs a vendor on services. The vendor lets out a suckers holler, and sues Trump for payment. And Trump very loudly and publicly derides the vendor, and drags it ot in court until the vendor eventually dies of natural causes. The message to every other vendor is sent out. “uck the contract, you get whatever I finally decide to give you, or you get nothing.” And T-Mobile got the message. Loud and Clear. AT&T got kneecapped on a corner […]

Two weeks after merger that would ‘reduce consumer prices,’ AT&T raises prices

AT&T’s merger with Time Warner went as smoothly as any monopolizing merger goes through our government these days. For all of Donald Trump’s blustery talk, he is nothing but a big business con man in bed with other big businesses, with “advisers”...

As AT&T-Time Warner Close Deal, Floodgates ‘Wide Open’ for Corporate Mega-Mergers

"America is getting crushed by big, unresponsive, powerful corporate monopolies, the modern version of the trusts of the gilded age."

Retiring AT&T Exec Had Private Dinner w/ FCC Chair Ajit Pai One Month After AT&T Hired Cohen

Bob Quinn by AT&T has been conveniently forced to retire. Quinn was staunchly against net neutrality and internet privacy rules: But while Stephenson says he takes “full responsibility” for the mistake, it actually seems like AT&T’s top...

Michael Cohen’s $600,000 AT&T deal focused on tax reform, the FCC, and a Time Warner merger

Internal documents obtained by the Washington Post show AT&T wanted some very specific "insights" from Michael Cohen when it inked a deal to pay the hush-money fixer $600,000 for all his telecommunications expertise. In particular, company...

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