Archive for April 2nd, 2010
For all antitrust geeks: read the American Antitrust Institute 1 April column (pasted in full below). Simply hilarious.
AMERICAN ANTITRUST INSTITUTE LAUNCHES THE ANTITRUST CHANNEL
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Bert Foer April 1, 2010 (202) 276-6002 email@example.com WASHINGTON, DC -
In a major breakthrough for cable television, the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) today announced that it has purchased the Golf II Channel from Comcast/NBC and will immediately convert it to The Antitrust Channel, airing antitrust news and events 24/7. AAI President Albert A. Foer refused to disclose the amount the AAI paid for the Golf Channel. He promised that The Antitrust Channel will not dismiss any reasonably plausible antitrust views, although this would exclude those of the Chicago School. Foer reported that content development is well underway and provided examples of the kind of programming that will be aired on the new channel:
In a move clearly aimed at expanding the public’s interest in the new channel, the AAI invites viewers to send additional ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. Look for The Antitrust Channel on the cable monopoly in your area. If it is not being offered, call the FCC to complain and send a copy of your complaint to the AAI. ### About the American Antitrust Institute The American Antitrust Institute is an independent non-profit education, research and advocacy organization. Since its formation in 1998, the AAI’s mission has been to increase the role of competition, assure that competition works in the interests of consumers, and challenge abuses of concentrated economic power in the American and world economy. To learn more about the AAI, please visit www.antitrustinstitute.org. Because previous April 1 columns have been reported verbatim by the media as news, our attorneys have advised us that these columns should be accompanied by a disclaimer. We have rejected this advice.
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