Re: [telecom] The Future Of Transportation Needs To Look More Like The Internet

Trump also attacked The Washington Post, and actually used the

> power of government to go after their corporate parent*. > * The Washington Post is affiliated with Amazon.

This last statement is not true, and is, ironically, what Trump himself is inaccurately claiming. The Post is not affiliated with Amazon; it is the personal property of Jeff Bezos. Bezos is also Amazon's founder and is currently its largest (16+ percent), but not majority, shareholder. Amazon is therefore not the Post's corporate parent, though "half-sibling" might qualify as an apt description of their relationship.

It was sad there was no outrage to this.

Agreed. More directly related to the telecom sphere, another worrying example of political interference in markets can be seen in President Trump's opposition to AT&T's effort to buy Time-Warner. There are valid legal and public policy arguments about market concentration and such that can be made against this combination, but "I hate CNN's 'fake news' coverage of my administration" is not one of them.

Bob Goudreau Cary, NC

Reply to
Bob Goudreau
Loading thread data ... Forums website is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.