There is a certain mind-twisting irony to this story.
I and many others feel that media consolidation is a bad thing. Too few companies own too many media outlets in too many cities and metro areas across the country.
Now, here’s a story about how our Trumpian, oligarchic, would-be tyrants are trying trying to punish poor little AT&T and poor little Time-Warner/CNN by threatening to prevent even more media consolidation because these two poor little guys were being mean to the would-be tyrants.
So who are you going to root for?
To quote Henry Kissinger from a totally different context, “It’s too bad they can’t both lose.”
White House Warns CNN That Critical Coverage Could Cost Time Warner Its Merger
The Network Against the Leader of the Free World https://nyti.ms/2uMeLtY