CSE Staff and Activists Earn Media Coverage

CSE’s staff and activists earned significant television, radio, print, and Internet media coverage denouncing Judge Penfield Jackson’s conclusions of law in the U.S. Department of Justice’s case against the Microsoft Corporation.

CSE Chairman Gray on PBS’s Newshour

“And if [innovation] is to be punished, that sends a terrible signal to the rest of Silicon Valley about investing in innovation and in research.”

— CSE Chairman C. Boyden Gray, on PBS’s Newshour, April 3, 2000

“[Assistant Attorney General] Joel Klein recently said that this decision ‘sets the ground rules for enforcement in the information age.’ If this is the future of antitrust enforcement, it will, without a doubt, stall the amazing pace of innovation, raise costs for consumers and threaten America’s leading position in the world’s technology marketplace.”

— Florida CSE State Director Slade O’Brien, on Mid-Florida Public Radio, April 3, 2000

FL CSE activist Jim Kallenger, with a reporter from the Orlando Sun-Sentinel

“The government’s case is more about corporate welfare than protecting consumers. This lawsuit is the result of Microsoft’s competitors lobbying Washington to get what they were unable to accomplish in the marketplace – protection from tough competition from a successful rival. The fact that Microsoft’s competitors hailed the Judge’s opinion at the same time the market rejected it is clear evidence that they are acting in their own best interest.”

— Erick Gustafson, on Conservative News Service, April 3, 2000

The Washington Post

National Journal’s TechDaily

Associated Press TV

PBS Newshour

Business Week

Los Angeles Times

CNN Financial News

WAKA-TV (CBS) Channel 8, Montgomery

St. Petersburg Times

WTVO-TV (ABC) Channel 17,Rockford

WMAY-Radio, Springfield

Rockford Register Star

ABC-TV Channel 5, Des Moines

WMVU-AM Radio, Nashua

KEYE-TV (CBS), Austin

NBC-TV, Tyler

San Antonio Express-News

KIRO-TV (CBS) Channel 7, Seattle