Okay, we admit that the headline above may be a tad over the top.
But the news today that Microsoft wants to buy Yahoo for more than $44 billion strikes us as bad for consumers. Microsoft, after all, is not known for its friendly attitude toward its rivals.
In fact, the opposite is true: Microsoft is known for crushing its competition whenever it can and by whatever means, even when it might not be quite legal.
So we think the anti-trust folks over the the Department of Justice might want to take a long, hard look at this buyout before they let Microsoft proceed with this deal.