Or, at least, it would be if I had anything to say about it. But at this stage, I don't. I will, however, make comment through the clearance system at the appropriate time.
11 February 2004
More Antitrust Follies
at 06:01 [UTC8]
So, Comcast wants to buy Disney, eh? This is a perfect example of the insidious nature of media/entertainment mergers. It's bad enough that Capital Cities/ABC, a Disney division, also include ESPN and a number of other leading providers of cable programming; and that elsewhere in the empire there are substantial creators of properties. Disney itself is a walking antitrust violation. But now, adding yet another step in the distribution chain to the vertical integration seems too much even for the Justice Department.