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  • Lower profit expected at Time Warner (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    01/28/2007 12:01:31 PM PST · by abb · 4 replies · 375+ views ^ | Jan 26, 2007 | David B. Wilkerson
    CHICAGO (MarketWatch) -- Time Warner, the world's largest media company, is expected to post a decline in fourth-quarter profit next week on decreased revenue at AOL and difficult comparisons with a prior-year quarter that included the smash-hit movie "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." Reporting results on Wednesday, Time Warner (TWX)is expected to earn 23 cents a share on revenue of $11.1 billion. A year ago, the company earned 25 cents a share on an adjusted basis, on revenue of $11.89 billion. CIBC World Markets analyst Jason Helfstein trimmed his fourth-quarter earnings forecast on Time Warner Friday, cutting the...
  • Only You -- Wow, Time magazine really is out of touch with the Internet age.

    12/19/2006 3:43:55 AM PST · by Zakeet · 7 replies · 888+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 19, 2006 | Jeremy Lott
    Nearly 7 million copies of Time magazine's annual "Person of the Year" issue are set to arrive in mailboxes and on newsstands in the next few days. The cover declares that Person to be none other than "You. Yes, you." It explains, "You control the information age. Welcome to your world." The image is of a computer with a flat screen monitor and a screen-laminate of reflective Mylar. Readers are invited to gaze Narcissus-like at their own reflection. Managing editor Richard Stengel explains the odd choice. He downloaded a video to YouTube asking for input. The responses were numerous. Within...
  • Ex-CBS chief: CBS, CNN "should be combined" (Dinosaur Watch)

    11/30/2006 5:39:15 PM PST · by Tall_Texan · 31 replies · 746+ views
    Digital Spy (UK) ^ | 11-30-06 | James Welsh
    Former CBS chief Mel Karmazin has told reporters that he long believed - and continues to believe - that CBS and CNN should merge. Speaking at the Reuters Media Summit in New York City, Karmazin said: "I thought CBS News and CNN to this day should be combined. I was hoping that Dick [Parsons, Time Warner CEO] would buy [tri-state cable operator] Cablevision and need the cash, because Cablevision was much more strategic [to Time Warner], and then sell me CNN." "When I was [CBS] CEO, would I have liked to have owned CNN?" he asked rhetorically. "Yeah." Discussing the...
  • THE WORST OF TIME (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/04/2006 6:20:12 AM PDT · by abb · 22 replies · 658+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 4, 2006 | Keith J. Kelly
    October 4, 2006 -- JUST when you thought things couldn't possibly get any more demoralizing at Time Inc., along comes news that the media giant is planning more job cuts next year. The company so far is dismissing the talk. One source said the cuts -"specifically job reductions at Time magazine" - are expected to coincide with the expiration of the current contract with the Newspaper Guild. That pact between the company and the editorial employees on the biggest New York-based magazines expires Feb. 1, 2007. The new contract, the first since an agreement went into effect in 1999, will...
  • Contemplating Time Warner Without Time (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/18/2006 4:39:40 AM PDT · by abb · 17 replies · 436+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 18, 2006 | David Carr
    COVER an industry, any industry, long enough and you will learn that the sky is always falling. Morale has never been lower, competition is beyond the pale, and the customers have lost their minds. Nowhere has the drumbeat been more persistent than in publishing. After last week, I think Chicken Little may be on to something. On Tuesday, Time Inc. announced that it was putting 18 of its 50 magazines in the United States up for sale. Given the somewhat marginal publications involved — niche magazines like Popular Science, Yachting, Transworld Skateboarding — it is not as if the company...
  • A Venerable Newsweekly Changes Its Stripes

    09/04/2006 9:12:01 AM PDT · by abb · 27 replies · 874+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 4, 2006 | Julie Bosman
    For most of the 20th century, under the influence of its founder, Henry R. Luce, Time magazine spoke in a single authoritative voice that reflected the world back to its readers. Now Richard Stengel, the new managing editor of Time, wants to change the metaphor. “We’ve traditionally been a mirror, and to me, we more and more have to be a lamp,” Mr. Stengel said, invoking the title of the study of Romantic literature by M. H. Abrams. “As a lamp, you’re shining a light on something.” Mr. Stengel’s plan is to fill the pages of Time with more essays...
  • Time Out:Is Time Warner going to sell off Time, SI, and People? (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/30/2006 1:16:43 PM PDT · by abb · 22 replies · 589+ views
    Slate ^ | August 30, 2006 | Daniel Gross
    Ever since its disastrous 2000 merger with America Online, Time Warner has been playing defense. Outside agitators like Carl Icahn have called on the media behemoth to sell or spin off units that generate cash reliably but don't offer much in the way of growth, notably AOL and the company's vast cable holdings. CEO Richard Parsons, refusing to budge from the company's conglomeration strategy, has politely demurred. But recent events suggest that Icahn and the professional noodges have focused on the wrong corporate assets. What if Time Warner sold off Time Inc., the company's mammoth magazine business? Home to such...
  • HILLARY CLINTON -- the incestuous relationship with TIME MAG...just wait for Katie

    08/20/2006 9:30:14 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 49 replies · 1,316+ views
    Drudge, DFU ^ | 8-20-06 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    TIME MAGAZINE FEATURES HILLARY It is just beginning, folks. The mainstream media is going to sell foolish people on Hillary Clinton. She is in position to march into our White House. TIME MAGAZINE steps up to the plate with a Hillary story to set the stage. How many people know that Hillary's top advisor, the lovely Mandy Grunwald, is the daughter of the former TIME editor-in-chief, Henry Grunwald? How many know that her husband, Matt Cooper, works for TIME? This is incestuous and it is how the MSM is going to carry her into the White House. Wait for...
  • Time Warner to Restate Earnings (TW caught Enronning Books!)

    08/18/2006 2:12:09 PM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 44 replies · 638+ views
    Yahoo/Reuters/Asia News ^ | August 18, 2006 | AP Staff Friday August 18, 4:39 AM Time Warner to Restate Earnings Time Warner Inc. said Thursday it will restate its financial results after an independent auditor found problems with the way it accounted for a number of transactions in 2000 and 2001, mainly involving online advertising. The restatement came as part of a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over accounting problems at its America Online unit, which was announced in March of last year. The company also agreed to pay a $300 million penalty. The SEC settlement also required Time Warner to appoint an independent examiner to review...
  • Picture This: Warner Bros. Having a Rare Down Year (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/18/2006 4:46:03 AM PDT · by abb · 17 replies · 629+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 18, 2006 | Claudia Eller
    Underperformers such as 'Poseidon' have given the studio and investors a sinking feeling. Last year Warner Bros. President Alan Horn was at the top of his game. Boy wizard Harry Potter, eccentric candy maker Willy Wonka and crime fighter Batman catapulted Warner to its most profitable year. But the hot streak ended with a thud. Not even Superman could prevent a crush of movie losses that has shaken the venerable Burbank studio and its affable leader. The costly disaster movie "Poseidon," director M. Night Shyamalan's fantasy thriller "Lady in the Water," the computer-animated "The Ant Bully" and the urban drama...
  • AOL drops other shoe: It's laying off 5,000

    08/04/2006 3:10:48 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 45 replies · 1,188+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | August 4, 2006 | AP
    NEW YORK -- AOL said Thursday it expects to drop as many as 5,000 employees, or a quarter of its global work force, within six months as the company restructures its business to draw more online advertising dollars. The announcement came a day after the Time Warner Inc. unit said it would no longer charge high-speed Internet customers for e-mail and other services in hopes of preventing their defection to rivals like Yahoo Inc., Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp., which long have offered free, ad-supported e-mail. An unknown number of European employees will still have jobs, but with a different...
  • AOL says about 5,000 employees to be gone from company (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/03/2006 9:40:20 AM PDT · by abb · 17 replies · 583+ views
    Rooters ^ | August 3, 2006 | Staff
    NEW YORK, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Time Warner Inc.'s (TWX.N: Quote, Profile, Research) AOL online division on Thursday said about 5,000, or about 26 percent of its 19,000 employees, will not be employed by the company within six months as a result of its retructuring. "At a company meeting this morning, Jon Miller (AOL CEO) told AOL's worldwide work force of 19,000 people that within six months, it was likely that around 5,000 employees would no longer be with the company," the company said in a statement. AOL, which is in the process of selling its European Internet access business,...
  • Parsons: Time Inc.'s 2Q Is 'Disappointment'(Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/03/2006 6:46:15 AM PDT · by abb · 7 replies · 247+ views ^ | August 3, 2006 | Erik Sass
    TIME WARNER CEO DICK PARSONS admits that Time Inc.'s second-quarter returns were poor. Speaking on an earnings conference call Wednesday morning, Parsons said: "The one disappointment in the quarter was Time Inc., whose results were once again less robust than we had expected." His words confirmed industry buzz that spiked with the company's closing of Teen People on July 25. According to Time Warner figures, Time Inc. experienced declining revenue across a number of sources on a year-over-year basis, with subscription revenue falling 5 percent from $421 million in second quarter 2005 to $398 million in 2006. Other publishing revenues...
  • Time Inc Profits and Revenues Decline (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/02/2006 2:35:10 PM PDT · by abb · 12 replies · 313+ views
    Time Warner, Inc. ^ | August 2, 2006 | Staff
    On page 7 of 19 of the Q2 2006 news release we find this bit of information... PUBLISHING (Time Inc.) Revenues declined 2% ($29 million) to $1.3 billion, reflecting decreases in Subscription ($23 million), Other ($14 million) and Content ($6 million) revenues, offset partially by higher Advertising revenues ($14 million). The decline in Subscription revenues was related to an unfavorable impact from changes in foreign currency exchange rates at IPC ($9 million) as well as decreases at Southern Living due primarily to one fewer issue in 2006. The decrease in Other revenues was due largely to lower commerce revenues at...
  • Time Warner Reports $1 Billion 2Q Profit

    08/02/2006 12:23:46 PM PDT · by screw boll · 11 replies · 389+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Wednesday August 2 | AP
    Time Warner Inc. swung to a $1 billion profit in the second quarter and released details Wednesday of a long-anticipated plan to offer many AOL services such as e-mail for free. Time Warner lost $409 million in the same period a year ago, when the company recorded a $3 billion charge for settling securities litigation. The loss amounted to 9 cents per share a year ago.
  • Clock Ticks at Time Warner (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/01/2006 6:45:08 AM PDT · by abb · 7 replies · 383+ views ^ | August 1, 2006 | Sandy Brown
    Disappointment remains Wall Street's watchword on Time Warner (TWX) . The media behemoth overcame a challenge by restive shareholders earlier this year and is preparing to roll out a new plan for its torpid AOL unit. But as Time Warner prepares to post second-quarter earnings Wednesday morning, its stagnant share price continues to flummox investors. The New York media company, which owns cable systems, TV networks and movie studios, along with publishing and online properties, has seen its shares fall 7% in 2006. That lags behind the big-cap S&P 500, which is up 2%, and trails hard-charging peers Disney (DIS)...
  • Tribune sells Time Warner stock for $46 mln (Tribune searches sofa cushions for spare change)

    07/28/2006 4:33:20 PM PDT · by abb · 7 replies · 278+ views ^ | July 28, 2006 | Staff
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Publisher and broadcaster Tribune Co. (NYSE:TRB - News) said on Friday it sold 2.8 million shares of stock in media conglomerate Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX - News) for net proceeds of about $46 million. Tribune expects to record a pretax gain on the sale of about $19 million in the third quarter of 2006, it said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Tribune owns newspapers including the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times. It also owns the Chicago Cubs baseball team and more than two-dozen television stations.
  • AOL founder says he is 'sorry' for Time Warner merger

    07/24/2006 7:35:49 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 42 replies · 1,380+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/24/06
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Steve Case, co-founder of the one-time biggest online service AOL, apologized for the company's merger with media conglomerate Time Warner Inc. in an interview with U.S. journalist Charlie Rose. In an interview broadcast on Friday, Case, who was shoved aside as chairman in 2003 and who left the board entirely in 2005, said, "Yes, I'm sorry I did it," referring to the 2001 merger of Time Warner and AOL. The deal, known as one of the worst corporate mergers in history, destroyed some $200 billion in shareholder value. Last October, Case argued in a Washington Post...
  • Time Warner's Malaise Persists (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch)

    06/23/2006 3:19:27 AM PDT · by abb · 7 replies · 625+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 23, 2006 | MATTHEW KARNITSCHNIG
    Continuing Stock Slump Provides Fodder to Advocates of Breakup Four months after the billionaire investor abandoned his campaign for control of Time Warner Inc., shares of the world's largest media concern are down about 10%, despite the company's increase of a planned stock buyback to $20 billion. Making matters worse, shares of several rival media companies -- News Corp., Comcast Corp. and Walt Disney Co. among them -- have risen by as much as 20% over the same period. [heard] The stock slump leaves Time Warner as vulnerable as ever to an attack by hedge funds or private-equity firms, investors...
  • Ted Turner Bids Media Conglomerate Adieu (BARF!)

    05/19/2006 11:33:46 AM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 14 replies · 749+ views
    The AP via Yahoo! News ^ | May 19, 2006 | Harry R. Weber
    Ted Turner Bids Media Conglomerate Adieu Without Usual Flare ATLANTA (AP) -- Ted Turner was uncharacteristically understated Friday as he departed Time Warner Inc., the media conglomerate that swallowed his cable network company and slowly sidelined him as a mover and shaker in the businesses that he helped to create. The CNN founder told Time Warner shareholders at their annual meeting he regrets not being able to do more for them. "I just wish the last five years I could have made a bigger contribution," Turner said. "I hung in there as long as I could. I've done my best."...
  • Ted Turner blasts the media, Bush -- and himself

    03/29/2006 2:33:10 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 12 replies · 819+ views
    AP via ^ | March 29, 2006
    ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- Ted Turner took shots Tuesday at the media for its coverage of sex and violence, at himself for losing control of the news network he founded, and at the Bush administration for going to war in Iraq. The outspoken billionaire philanthropist made his comments as he was being honored for promoting global understanding. "There's an awful lot of superfluous news, the pervert of the day and someone that shot seven people at a fraternity party," Turner told a crowd gathered at a downtown hotel. "Who needs it all?" Turner, 67, said he regrets losing control of...
  • H'wood goes pol-vaulting

    02/26/2006 1:19:33 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 2 replies · 433+ views
    Variety ^ | February 26, 2006 | WILLIAM TRIPLETT
    Let the campaigning begin! No, not the Oscars. That race is almost over. The next big campaign is Election 2006. And who in D.C. is enjoying the entertainment biz's largesse this election year? According to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan watchdog group, it's -- no surprise -- Hillary Clinton, who has taken in $213,645 so far from movie, TV and music industry sources. Second place is closely contested by two Teds: Ted Stevens, Republican chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee ($100,500), and Ted Kennedy, of the Democratic family dynasty ($94,600). Clinton has been a Hollywood favorite almost from...
  • Ted Turner and Carla A. Hills to Step Down from Time Warner's Board of Directors

    02/24/2006 6:01:31 AM PST · by abb · 5 replies · 287+ views
    Time-Waner ^ | Feb 24, 2006 | News Release
    Ted Turner and Carla A. Hills to Step Down from Time Warner's Board of Directors February 24, 2006 New York -- Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) today announced that R.E. "Ted" Turner has decided not to stand for re-election to its Board of Directors and Carla A. Hills, a former US Trade Representative, will step down in accordance with the Board's retirement policy. Both will continue to serve as Directors of Time Warner until the company's 2006 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Time Warner's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dick Parsons said: "Ted Turner's legendary record as a media pioneer and...
  • Since when did you need a SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER to get Internet Access ???

    02/17/2006 8:23:38 AM PST · by Salgak · 59 replies · 2,619+ views
    Vanity | 2/17/06 | Self
    This is a wierd one. I'm about to move to West Virginia, and looking into getting broadband there. And Time-Warner Cable claims they need my SOCIAL SECURITY number in order to apply for Internet Access. Anyone ever heard of such a requirement before ???
  • UAE company takes stake in Time Warner, hires Icahn Staff and agencies

    02/16/2006 8:53:44 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 13 replies · 350+ views ^ | 16 February, 2006
    UAE company takes stake in Time Warner, hires Icahn Staff and agencies 16 February, 2006 46 minutes ago WASHINGTON - United Arab Emirates-based media investment company Istithmar PJSC, through $2 billion in participation notes issued by UBS AG, now controls 2.39 percent of Time Warner Inc.‘s (NYSE:TWX - news) stock and has hired one of Carl Icahn‘s entities as its advisor, according to a regulatory filing on Thursday. The notes give Istithmar effective control over and economic exposure to over 109 million Time Warner shares, the filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Securities and Exchange Commission said. Under...
  • Time cuts 100 editorial and publishing jobs

    01/31/2006 2:06:15 PM PST · by FormerACLUmember · 58 replies · 753+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jan 31, 2006 | Reuters staff
    Time Inc, the magazine publishing arm of media conglomerate Time Warner Inc., on Tuesday confirmed that it will cuts 100 editorial and publishing jobs as part of an effort to move toward digital delivery of content. The company, which publishes Time, Fortune and People magazines, said the job cuts followed an earlier round of cuts in December. Time Inc. said it has eliminated 66 jobs so far including 26 non-union editorial roles and another 40 business-side publishing roles. A company spokeswoman said that an unspecified number of union-member staffers have also been offered voluntary packages, but that the total number...
  • New CW network: who wins, who loses (Dinosaur Media Extincion Alert)

    01/24/2006 12:46:15 PM PST · by abb · 24 replies · 1,479+ views ^ | Jan 24, 2006 | Paul R. La Monica
    Cable could benefit from merged WB and UPN while some local affiliates get left out in the cold. NEW YORK ( – Who will be the big winner from the creation of the new CW television network? Here's a hint. It might not be CW or even the other major TV networks. Media buyers said cable could wind up gaining more viewers once the CW, created from the merger of CBS (Research)-owned UPN and Time Warner (Research)-owned WB, begins broadcasting in the fall of this year. (Time Warner also owns Sure, the WB and UPN will have the luxury...
  • Media stocks flat; majors down for `05 Big newspaper publishers' valuations slumped

    01/01/2006 10:15:30 AM PST · by Grampa Dave · 30 replies · 698+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 12/30/2005 | William Spain
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - Media stocks ended the last day of 2005 trading pretty much flat as shares of all the big conglomerates stalled. NWSNWS16.61, -0.06, -0.4%) , Disney (DIS: Walt Disney Company (The) (Holding Company) News, chart, profile Last: 23.97-0.20-0.83% DISDIS23.97, -0.20, -0.8%) and Time Warner (TWX: time warner inc com News, chart, profile Last: 17.44-0.04-0.23% TWXTWX17.44, -0.04, -0.2%) ended down less than 1%, while Viacom (VIA: viacom inc cl a News, chart, profile Last: 32.76+0.34+1.05% VIAVIA32.76, +0.34, +1.0%) was up slightly. The four will end the year lower than where they started it. Time Warner is down 10.3% over...
  • New Time Warner President Is a BIGTIME Liberal

    12/21/2005 6:28:50 PM PST · by dollar_dog · 7 replies · 342+ views
    Jeff Bewkes, newly appointed president of Time Warner and heir apparent to the mightiest throne in American media, has a substantial history of Democrat campaign contributions. According to NewsMeat, he's donated $35,000 to Democrats, $3,500 to the GOP, and $49,000 to special interests. The few "Republicans" he has donated to are McCain and Bob Packwood.
  • Time Warner Names Bewkes As President; Logan Retires (New First Officer for Titanic?)

    12/21/2005 6:17:44 AM PST · by abb · 140+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec 21, 2005 | News Roundup
    Time Warner Inc. promoted Jeff Bewkes to president and chief operating officer, making him a clear No. 2 to Chairman and Chief Executive Dick Parsons. [Jeff Bewkes] Mr. Bewkes had been chairman of the media giant's entertainment and networks group. Time Warner also announced that Don Logan, who was Mr. Bewkes co-equal as head of the company's media and communications group, plans to retire at the end of the year. He will become the nonexecutive chairman of Time Warner Cable's board of directors. "Since I asked Don and Jeff to help me run the company in the summer of 2002,...
  • 'CNN should be doing serious journalism' (Ted Turner barf)

    12/17/2005 4:16:35 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 17 replies · 610+ views
    The Times of India ^ | Saturday, December 17, 2005 12:31:24 am | TOI
    NEW DELHI: Former media baron Ted Turner regrets the fact that he lost control over CNN, the 24 hours news channel that he had started in 1980. Addressing a meet of group of industrialists, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Turner said that he could have run the organisation better than the way it is being run presently. He said following the merger of CNN with AOL, he was pushed out of the company. "I regret the loss of control over the company." Following the merger of America Online (AOL) with Time Warner in 1999, the group company...
  • Time Warner, Google in talks [Google to buy 5% of AOL]

    12/16/2005 1:36:24 PM PST · by aculeus · 17 replies · 541+ views
    Market ^ | December 16. 2005 | By Bambi Francisco, MarketWatch
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Time Warner Inc. has entered into exclusive talks to sell a 5% stake in its AOL unit to Google Inc. for $1 billion, expanding the partnership between the two firms, according to The Wall Street Journal's online edition. The agreement would be a blow to Microsoft, which reportedly has been negotiating with Time Warner (TWX: time warner inc com
  • Time Inc. Announces Layoffs, Names Co-Operating Chiefs

    12/13/2005 2:59:07 PM PST · by abb · 26 replies · 658+ views
    Dow Jones Newswires ^ | Dec 13, 2005 | Janet Whitman
    DOW JONES NEWSWIRES December 13, 2005 4:42 p.m. As part of a reorganization announced Tuesday, Time Warner Inc.'s Time Inc. unit said it plans to lay off 105 employees, including several senior executives. The job cuts are effective Dec. 31, a Time spokeswoman said. Two members of Time's senior management team -- former CFO Richard Atkinson and advertising-sales chief Jack Haire -- are among those whose jobs will be cut, according to a memo sent to staff by Time Chairman and Chief Executive Ann Moore. Other senior executives leaving the company are Eileen Naughton and David Kieselstein of the parenting...
  • Group Identifies Abortion Supporters

    11/16/2005 5:00:35 PM PST · by wagglebee · 25 replies · 1,143+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 11/16/05 | American Family Association Journal
    For years Life Decisions International (LDI) has kept a close eye on Planned Parenthood, the leading abortion provider in the world. Part of LDI's effort has been to keep an updated list of companies who donate money to the abortionist chain. LDI's "Boycott List", which can be accessed at its website ists companies such as Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Company, Time Warner, Prudential Insurance and Wells Fargo. LDI takes a behind-the-scenes approach to companies which support Planned Parenthood. Before a company is added to The Boycott List, corporate officials are sent information about the abortion provider and what...
  • AOL founder leaves Time Warner

    10/31/2005 7:11:23 AM PST · by blueberry12 · 1 replies · 398+ views
    CNN/Money ^ | October 31, 2005
    Steve Case resigns from board to devote more time to his new company, Revolution. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Steve Case, the founder of AOL, Monday said he has resigned from the board of Time Warner Inc. ending a painful chapter in the history of the world's largest media company. Case was one of the original architects of the merger of AOL and Time Warner (Research), which helped erase more than $200 billion in shareholder value from the stock. "On behalf of Time Warner's Board of Directors and senior management team, I thank Steve Case for his years of distinguished service...
  • CNN runs Cindi Sheehan Anti Bush Commercial

    08/29/2005 11:25:21 AM PDT · by keng52 · 36 replies · 1,504+ views
    29,Aug,2005 | K Gulledge
    CNN just ran a commercial by Cindy Sheehan paid for by Gold Mothers. It was a an insult to America and to her son. Did anyone else see it? I usually don't watch that crap but as I was flipping channels Cindy Sheehan's head took up the entire screen and I had to stop to watch it. It's proves the old saying that" You can't help who your parents are". This just reenforces my hatred for the liberal media especially Cnn and Time Warner. I'm going to reevaluate my stock portfolio and remove anything that contribute to these Bastards.
  • (AMC) Film Channel Veers From Oldies and May Pay for It

    07/25/2005 6:18:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies · 456+ views
    New York Times ^ | 7/25/05 | Lia Miller
    The judge has ruled: "Look Who's Talking, Too," starring John Travolta and Kirstie Alley, just isn't a classic. After it changed its programming in 2002 to include more contemporary films, including movies like "Staying Alive" and the "Look Who's Talking" movies, the American Movie Classics channel was sued by Time Warner Cable for veering too far from its original format of classic movies. A ruling on July 8 by Judge Bernard J. Fried of New York State Supreme Court gives the Time Warner unit, which has 11 million subscribers, the green light to drop the station. A spokesman for Time...
  • Maine: Gay, lesbian television network to be aired in Maine

    07/24/2005 3:47:37 AM PDT · by SheLion · 28 replies · 828+ views
    "It will be offered wherever Time Warner is available in Maine," said Veronica Welch of CWR & Partners, a public relations firm that represents Q Television.
  • AMC (American Movie Classics channel) judged to be not classic enough

    07/14/2005 3:42:07 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies · 941+ views
    Newsday ^ | 7/12/05 | HARRY BERKOWITZ
    The American Movie Classics channel runs too many films that are not classic enough, violating its contract with Time Warner Cable, a State Supreme Court justice has ruled. As a result, Justice Bernard Fried of State Supreme Court in Manhattan said Time Warner Cable, the second-biggest cable operator in the nation with 11 million subscribers, has the right to cancel its contract to carry AMC, which is owned by Cablevision Systems Corp. Under that 1993 contract, extended in 2000, AMC is largely limited to running films from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. But in 2000 AMC announced it was adding...
  • WSJ: Two Reporters Now Face Prison For Contempt

    06/28/2005 5:39:25 AM PDT · by OESY · 39 replies · 1,301+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 28, 2005 | JOE HAGAN
    In a major setback for proponents of the legal rights of journalists, the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday declined to hear the case of two reporters who have refused to cooperate with a grand-jury investigation.... Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper and New York Times correspondent Judith Miller now face as much as 18 months in prison for civil contempt unless they comply with a lower-court order that they cooperate with a government investigation into the leak.... The Supreme Court's decision not to address the case has far-reaching implications for the rights of journalists in protecting unnamed sources from federal investigations. Reporters...
  • Clinton Packs House Bill Enters the Circle (Bill Clinton Speaks "Honestly")

    05/12/2005 7:58:58 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 16 replies · 712+ views
    Variety ^ | Thurs., May 12, 2005 | PAMELA MCCLINTOCK
    Bill Clinton drew a round of applause Tuesday at the Time WarnerTime Warner Center -- no small feat considering the "Conversations on the Circle" guest's audience was a bevy of Gotham's (NYC) tough-to-please media elite. One journo noted there was no such ovation for Bush political operative whiz Karl Rove, who was recently the first guest to participate in the series of one-on-one interviews held in Time Warner's Zen-like screening room. "The doctrine of equal time required us to reach out to the other side," explained TW chairman-CEO Richard Parsons. The longtime Republican said even he considers Clinton to have...
  • CNN Sanitizes Blogger Post Calling for Early Death of Benedict XVI

    04/19/2005 1:39:37 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 109 replies · 1,849+ views
    Inside Politics - CNN | governsleast governsbest
    A few minutes ago, CNN's Inside Politics aired its daily blog segment, and the focus was naturally on reaction to the election of Benedict XVI. One of the hostettes cited a blog entry from "a gay man in Tennessee," and his entry could be seen on the screen. The hostette read the part in which the man wrote something to the effect "leave it to the Church to find someone to the right of JPII. Can't wait till he starts bashing women, gays, etc." But the CNN hostette conveniently failed to read the remainder of the man's post, which astute...
  • Time Warner to Pay Over $500M in AOL Settlement

    12/15/2004 4:42:38 PM PST · by crushelits · 1 replies · 217+ views ^ | Wednesday, December 15, 2004 | David A. Vise
    Time Warner Settles AOL Charges Time Warner Agrees to Pay More Than $500 Million to Settle Criminal, Civil Allegations Time Warner Inc. has agreed to pay more than $500 million to settle wide-ranging criminal and civil allegations that its America Online division improperly pumped up revenue and engaged in other unlawful practices before and after the two companies merged in 2001. Time Warner had set aside roughly that amount to cover the estimated costs of resolving both Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission charges stemming from an array of practices by Dulles-based AOL, the one-time Internet juggernaut. A $210...
  • NYT: Republicans Outnumbered in Academia, Studies Find __ Conservatives push for a 'bill of rights'

    11/18/2004 7:38:28 AM PST · by OESY · 18 replies · 4,492+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 18, 2004 | JOHN TIERNEY
    BERKELEY, Calif. - At the birthplace of the free speech movement, campus radicals have a new target: the faculty that came of age in the 60's. They say their professors have been preaching multiculturalism and diversity while creating a political monoculture on campus. Conservatism is becoming more visible at the University of California here, where students put out a feisty magazine called The California Patriot and have made the Berkeley Republicans one of the largest groups on campus. But here, as at schools nationwide, the professors seem to be moving in the other direction, as evidenced by their campaign contributions...
  • Big Kerry Contributor Takes A Financial Bath On "Polar Express"

    11/15/2004 6:33:49 AM PST · by FrankRepublican · 94 replies · 3,726+ views
    Wall Street Journal | 11-15-2004 | Merissa Marr
    There is now link but in today's Wall Street Journal on page B1 there is a story on the Tom Hank's movie "Polar Express" which is turning into a mega bomb. The reviews have been pretty awful. The film cost $170 million plus $125 million in distribution costs and has sold about $23.5 million. It will probably start disappearing from the theaters soon. Time Warner was lucky that they offloaded half of the project's marketing and production budget ($62.5 million) on Steven Bing. Bing is a multi-millioanire and real estate heir. He also funded Kerry's 527 to a tune of...
  • COURTING GAYS (Companies compete for "gay" market)

    11/05/2004 1:33:57 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 69 replies · 3,041+ views
    The New York Post ^ | November 5, 2004 | Paul Tharp
    Big companies are hoping to marry their brands to gays and lesbians this weekend — about 20,000 of them. In the first days after the presidential election — in which gay marriage proved to be a pivotal issue — the nation's biggest exposition on homosexual life is setting attendance records. Booths for exhibitors are also sold out for the first time at the Javits Center, which since 1999 has hosted Gay Life Expo, one of the center's liveliest trade shows. Companies ranging from Citigroup and American Express to Jet Blue and J.P. Morgan Chase are hawking their offerings to the...
  • John Kerry vs. the War on Terror: Candidate Kerry's Subversive Campaign

    11/01/2004 7:27:09 AM PST · by Fedora · 47 replies · 4,886+ views
    Original FReeper research | 11/01/2004 | Fedora
    John Kerry's Fellow TravellersA 5--part series exposing John Kerry's Communist connections.Part 5: John Kerry vs. the War on Terror: Candidate Kerry's Subversive CampaignBy Fedora *NOTE: The term “fellow traveller" as used in this article series refers to someone who is not a member of the Communist Party (CP) but regularly engages in actions which advance the Party's program. Some apparent fellow travellers may actually be “concealed party members": members of the CP who conceal their membership. Which of these classifications is applicable to the Kerrys is a question this series leaves unresolved. This series does not argue for any direct...
  • Stung by Miscalls in 2000, Networks Gird for Accuracy in '04

    11/01/2004 6:10:37 AM PST · by OESY · 21 replies · 1,410+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 1, 2004 | JOE FLINT and SHAILAGH MURRAY
    ...[T]he TV networks... say they have revamped the way they collect and analyze polling data, using more sophisticated equipment and better communications. To tone down their competitive instincts in "calling" states for either candidate, some are blocking their news desks from watching rivals' shows. All the networks are also striving to get their respective "decision desks" -- the units that make the calls -- to work more closely with the producers and reporters.... CBS News said the computers VNS used weren't sophisticated enough to compare voting data with historical information and were incapable of raising red flags where they were...
  • Book Review: "Media Man" by Ken Auletta -- From Network to Nowhere (Ted Turner)

    10/21/2004 2:14:54 PM PDT · by OESY · 5 replies · 549+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 21, 2004 | NOAH OPPENHEIM
    While Ted Turner was in college, his father wrote him a letter that concluded: "I think you are rapidly becoming a jackass." Anyone who has watched the eccentric billionaire over the years might be inclined to admire Dad's prescience.... Far from self-made, Mr. Turner inherited a large billboard business when his father, with whom he had a troubled relationship, committed suicide.... He had been less lucky in 1985 when, without consulting his board, he bought MGM for $1.5 billion. He overpaid and was drowning in debt. Three months later he sold the studio back at a discount. More damaging, he...
  • WSJ: Forgery Charges Could Damage CBS Credibility

    09/15/2004 6:16:28 AM PDT · by OESY · 64 replies · 2,541+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 15, 2004 | JOE FLINT and BROOKS BARNES
    ...CBS has dismissed calls for an internal investigation into its reporting of the story, arguing that it was thoroughly reviewed before broadcast. "I'm confident in the process of vetting that got the story on air. When we say we continue to report the story you can be sure we're being conscientious in responding to these allegations," says CBS News President Andrew Heyward. CBS may offer further evidence in support of its story as early as today. The stakes are high for "60 Minutes," the undisputed gold standard in television news.... Its longtime producer, Don Hewitt, 81, has retired unenthusiastically, and...