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TimeWarner May Have to Shut Down CNN Before the Merger of TimeWarner and ATT Takes Place
http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2017/07/timewarner-may-have-to-shut-down-cnn.html ^ | July 5, 2017 | Robert Wenzel

Posted on 07/05/2017 12:24:21 PM PDT by PPSman

There is an interesting deep story to the internet war on CNN.

TimeWarner is the parent of CNN. But TimeWarner is much, much more than CNN.

The corporate giant also owns HBO, TNT, the film studio Warner Bros, DC Comics, (10% of Hulu), Time Inc., AOL, Time Warner Cable, Warner Books and Warner Music Group--among various other media entities.

The theme that ties them all together is that they are all businesses oriented toward the consumer. That is, the types of businesses that are vulnerable from many directions to the type of internet attack that has been launched against CNN.

Here's the $85.4 billion kicker.

AT&T Inc has announced an $85.4 billion deal to buy Time Warner. The merger is currently being reviewed by the Justice Department.

AT&T Inc. is another very heavily consumer-oriented business with its cell phone business and other cable, telecommunications and digital entertainment services.

(Excerpt) Read more at economicpolicyjournal.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News
KEYWORDS: 4thestate5thcolumn; atttimewarnermerger; biasmeanslayoffs; childabuse; cnn; cnnfakenews; enemedia; fakenews; hbo; media; msm; timewarner; timewarnerattmerger; trysellingthetruth
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1 posted on 07/05/2017 12:24:21 PM PDT by PPSman
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To: PPSman

I think TW cable is owned by Charter now.


2 posted on 07/05/2017 12:30:03 PM PDT by steve8714 (My wife calls me Dr. Smartacus. This makes me happy.)
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To: PPSman

Pit-y...


3 posted on 07/05/2017 12:30:31 PM PDT by null and void (This is how socialists work: Erase the past, Bankrupt the present, Steal from the future.)
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To: PPSman

If AT&T buys Time-Warner including CNN, then I’ll dump AT&T. I don’t want any part of CNN, and I’m sure many many others will also dump AT&T.


4 posted on 07/05/2017 12:32:08 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: steve8714
https://www.timewarnercable.com

Yup.

5 posted on 07/05/2017 12:35:45 PM PDT by ex91B10
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To: PPSman

Shut CNN down. Fire all employees. Sell their equipment.


6 posted on 07/05/2017 12:36:37 PM PDT by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small pittanc)
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To: roadcat

IMHO, both AT&T and Time-Warner are too big now.

IMHO, we should be discussing “trust-busting” — not competition-stifling “mergers”.


7 posted on 07/05/2017 12:39:17 PM PDT by pfony1
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8 posted on 07/05/2017 12:39:54 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: PPSman

To see cnn shut down would be schadenfreude on a galactic level!

The msm would FINALLY get the word we are through with fake news.


9 posted on 07/05/2017 12:39:55 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The Civil Rights movement compared content of their character to skin color and chose the latter)
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To: PPSman
They're funding Shakespeare in the park aren't they?


10 posted on 07/05/2017 12:41:55 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: roadcat

CNN would be a very toxic asset that AT&T doesn’t need. Time to re-negotiate the deal with TW.


11 posted on 07/05/2017 12:43:29 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: pfony1

IMHO, we should be discussing “trust-busting” — not competition-stifling “mergers”.
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I’m not so sure. ATT is famous for pouring their earnings back to their shareholders. And they have been paying it back as a pretty nice 5% or do dividend for quite some time.

These guys aren’t stupid. They are much more likely to start firing people at CNN than they are to go with the crappy status quo.


12 posted on 07/05/2017 12:52:11 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (Ted, you finally endorsed. About time.)
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To: tennmountainman

Given the new direction of Fox under the Murdoch boys the fake news crew might just end up on another channel.


13 posted on 07/05/2017 12:52:53 PM PDT by Alcibiades (Save the Republic.)
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To: roadcat

“I’m sure many many others will also dump AT&T.”

We’ve been on the verge for a few months now. This would be the trigger to finally pull the plug.


14 posted on 07/05/2017 12:53:42 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("Negative people make healthy people sick." - Roger Ailes)
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To: Starboard
“CNN would be a very toxic asset that AT&T doesn’t need. Time to re-negotiate the deal with TW.”

Or better yet they could sell it to someone who might be a conservative. Then again “conservatives”with that kind of money are usually feckless as all get out. But at least it would be gone from Time Warner.

15 posted on 07/05/2017 12:55:54 PM PDT by amnestynone (We are asked by people who do not tolerate us to tolerate the intolerable in the name of tolerance.)
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To: PPSman

DoJ can impose restrictions on mergers. They could require TW to divest or sell CNN if they wanted.

But shut down CNN? Uh ... that is not gonna happen because of some merger. In any event where is the quote from someone in power saying this might happen? It doesn’t exist. The guy just made up this crap.

Fake news. Apparently even the Right is infested with it.


16 posted on 07/05/2017 12:56:07 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Alcibiades

I have a strange idea for new channel: report news and facts and tell the anchors and reports if you can figure out their biases they will be fired. Have 60 minute/Frontline programs investigating issues in depth and haver the same standard. Do a sports report three times a day for half hour and weather every hour at 55 minutes after.


17 posted on 07/05/2017 12:57:28 PM PDT by morphing libertarian (Hillary Clinton must be imprisoned.)
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To: plain talk

You’re right, they’ll just sell CNN off to some equally nutjob Leftist organ.


18 posted on 07/05/2017 12:57:53 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: PPSman

AT&T will likely sell CNN if the deal goes through and we make enough noise. Don’t drop AT&T yet , hold your fire.


19 posted on 07/05/2017 12:59:24 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: PPSman

winning ..


20 posted on 07/05/2017 12:59:46 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> M A G A << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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