President Trump Urges AT&T Boycott Over CNN’s Anti-American International Coverage
During President Donald Trump’s ongoing trip to Great Britain, he had the misfortune of observing CNN’s international coverage and was far from pleased with their deceptive and misleading coverage.
He was so offended by the fake news giving a dishonest portrayal about U.S. affairs that he took to Twitter to urge a consumer boycott of its parent company, AT&T.
AT&T acquired the world’s leader in fake news after recently completing a merge with Time Warner. President Trump and his Justice Department opposed the merger on anti-trust grounds, concerned that the consolidation of power would harm competition and adversely affect the consumer.
The administration was ultimately overruled by the courts, and another media conglomerate has been allowed to form as a result.
“The government’s objections that the district court misunderstood and misapplied economic principles and clearly erred in rejecting the quantitative model are unpersuasive,” the three-judge panel said in their opinion in favor of establishing the communications monopoly.
Trump’s Justice Department disagreed strongly with the ruling, believing that the activist judges are failing to protect the marketplace with their decision.
“AT&T defends the court’s flawed rejection of [the government’s economic expert] testimony by attempting to elide that the court used the wrong number for consumer savings: AT&T simply swaps a different number into its brief without any explanation how the court could have reached it,” the DOJ said. “These bold attempts to rescue-by-revising the court’s opinion are starkly inconsistent with AT&T’s repeated ode to deference—and only reinforce the need for remand.”
“AT&T unsuccessfully attempts to justify the district court’s conclusion that Time Warner would not bargain with DirecTV’s interests in mind. Given the district court’s illogical conclusion that the merger will lead to no change in bargaining leverage, and its erroneous finding of no consumer harm, a remand is necessary,” the DOJ said to the court.
The failing news network CNN is now propped up by AT&T, as corporate power consolidates against President Trump and his ‘America First’ agenda.
However, the consumers do ultimately have the power as Trump notes. If enough people dump AT&T, they will ultimately get the message and pull the plug on the fledgling fake news entity that is CNN.