After AT&T announced its $85.4 billion merger deal with Time Warner Inc., the Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee jumped into action, and said the CEO of AT&T and Time Warner Cable would testify to explain how the deal wasn't anti-competitive. The trouble is, the committee got their Time Warners wrong. Time Warner Cable is a wholly separate company that runs the cable system people pay to get their TV service. It has nothing, at all, to do with the AT&T deal with the other Time Warner, that owns CNN, TBS, HBO and other channels. (The panel has corrected its error.)
Branding problem or political intelligence gap?