DOJ appeal of AT&T-Time Warner merger puts America first

July 12, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising Attorney General Jeff Sessions for appealing a judge’s ruling approving the AT&T-Time Warner merger:

“Mass media consolidation via vertical integration that we are seeing in mergers like the AT&T-Time Warner merger, and Comcast-NBC before it, poses a grave threat to the freedom of information for all Americans and could one day create the conditions for one-party rule. What we’re talking about here is consolidation of control over both content and distribution, an alarming trend that will leave Americans with fewer choices and less access to alternative media. That is why Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to appeal the ruling in the AT&T-Time Warner case is so important to protect every American’s right to the free flow of information. It puts America first. The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division should take this one all the way to the Supreme Court if that’s what it takes.”

Attachments:

“After AT&T-Time Warner merger approved, mass media consolidation could lead the way to one-party rule in the U.S.,” July 12, 2018 at http://dailytorch.com/2018/06/after-att-time-warner-merger-approved-mass-media-consolidation-could-lead-the-way-to-one-party-rule-in-the-u-s/

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