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U.S. DoJ Says Ruling Approving AT&T-Time Warner Merger Ignored ‘Fundamental Principles of Economics and Common Sense’

Juli Clover, reporting for Mac Rumors:

In the filing, the DoJ says the district court approved the merger after “erroneously ignoring fundamental principles of economics and common sense” and that it used a “deeply flawed assessment of the government’s evidence” to reach its decision…

The original ruling approving the merger, says the DoJ, ignored key documents from AT&T on the competitive harm of vertical mergers, limited expert economic testimony, and refused to close the courtroom to allow for testimony related to confidential business information. Further, the DoJ insists the original ruling ignored the economics of bargaining and did not consider corporate profit maximization.

Aren’t these the things you would review when looking at this merger? If they didn’t review the basic principles of economics, bargaining, or profit maximization, what on earth did they review?

Oxford Comma Dispute Is Settled as Maine Drivers Get $5 Million

For those who don’t use the serial comma, consider the matter settled.

Breaking: National Geographic Purchased by 21st Century Fox

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In a bold move today, National Geographic Magazine has announced a rebranding effort. Purchased by 21st Century Fox, the new “Climate-Denial Geographic” is preparing its first issue detailing the wonders of capitalism, a new sponsored inquiry showing global-cooling, and why some species are being deprecated to encourage thriving populations of more robust, human-friendly species.

To promote the magazine, Glen Beck will be featuring CDG Writers and Real Scientists (TM) on his show. The guests will discuss the magazine and the importance of giving every viewpoint the same amount of media coverage.

For a limited time, CDG will offer a genuine alligator-hide display case for your bookshelf when you subscribe. Sales representatives were clear that the 13-Issue case will indeed have room for the much anticipated “A Very Colder Christmas” special issue. The case is styled to match a similar case offered with subscriptions to Answers in Genesis Magazine, and proceeds from the case will benefit the organization.

The Heritage Foundation called the new branding “…a win for scientific inquiry in the world today”, and speculators anticipate a doubling of profits from the previous quarter. Whether new subscribers will read the first issue, or just tweet photos of themselves holding the covers to run in the monthly Coal Roller of the Month column, remains to be seen.

First attempt at a satire news post. Here’s a link to a real article about this news.