Is Trump Blocking A Major Merger Because Of His Cnn Vendetta?

(Credit: AP/Evan Vucci) UPDATE 11/20: CNN’s Brian Stelter and several others are reporting that the Justice Department will file a lawsuit to block AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner. Did President Donald Trump torpedo AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner as part of an ongoing feud with Time Warner subsidiary CNN? At this point, it almost doesn’t matter. The fact that the question can be raised shows that the damage to the press and to the political system has already been done. Announced just over a year ago, the $85.4 billion deal would create a media and telecommunications goliath, marrying Time Warner’s film and television studio and popular cable TV offerings including HBO to AT&T’s massive holdings in satellite television, telephone, cellular, and broadband.

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    11/26/2017 - 4:23 pm | View Link
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    11/21/2017 - 12:32 am | View Link
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    11/20/2017 - 8:00 pm | View Link
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    11/20/2017 - 4:23 pm | View Link
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    Trump is right to demand that AT&T sell CNN after a merger, but he should go further and block the merger
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    The Trump administration is correct in taking a hard look at the proposed takeover, which could discourage competition and hurt consumers.
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