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Neil Averitt commentary: AT&T, National Enquirer and some head-scratching

It’s time for a break. The long-awaited opinion on the AT&T-Time Warner merger is now out, and it’s heavy going. The judge may be ultimately correct in finding no competitive harm, but there were quite a few conceptual bumps along the way. So let us take brief note of those and then move on to a much more entertaining media topic — the National Enquirer’s latest acquisitions.

But first AT&T.

That company made news when it announced plans to acquire Time Warner, thus combining an operator...

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