Is anyone else curious as to how many of these individuals who so badly want this stock to tank, actually have a considerable holding of AT&T in their 401k fund portfolio and don't even realize it? After all, a majority of the fund managers choose AT&T for it's long-term stability & reliable dividend. So the trashing of this stock...along with some others...seems like rather narrow/short term thinking to me. And that's something which generally comes back to bite one in the rear.
This isn't meant as a snipe, just a quick thought & a simple way to introduce a proven investment philosophy.