AT&T CEO: We’re Ill Equipped For Politics, And We’re Spending A Lot Of Time On It

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Posted: Jun 14, 2021 10:34 AM
AT&T CEO: We’re Ill Equipped For Politics, And We’re Spending A Lot Of Time On It

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With contributions by Charles Bowyer.

Should the management of AT&T, the world’s largest telecommunications company, be spending “a lot of time” on political issues? Most people would likely say no: AT&T is a corporation, not a Super PAC. Yet at the company’s latest shareholder meeting, that is exactly what management said it was doing. In response to a summary of shareholder questions over AT&T’s political engagement, CEO John Stankey produced a justification of AT&T’s politicking that inadvertently presented a compelling case for corporate political disengagement.

This article originally appeared on National Review.