raVen wrote on Nov 29, 2017, 14:43:
This is the first vertical merger ever to be blocked by the DOJ.
It is an atypical situation and it seems there is more afoot by DOJ and the whitehouse than AT&T. This should be unsettling to anyone, and we haven't even gotten to why AT&T merger might be good or bad.
I see people focusing on ifs of what AT&T will do to be evil behind the scenes (characteristic or not of AT&T), and they entirely miss that the DOJ is doing something in plain sight that is uncharacteristic in the history of mergers.