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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

CNN Staff Reporting Increase in Threats, Attempts At Intimidation

From the Daily Beast: CNN staffers are reporting an increase in threatening phone calls and other kinds of intimidation aimed both at them and their families, which they see as linked to the administration's attacks on the media generally and on CNN in particular. More here.

There is also some concern at the network over the pending ATT merger with Time-Warner, parent company of CNN. The Department of Justice must sign off on the merger, and some speculate that the current administration might try to derail the merger for political reasons. More here from Ars Technica, here from the Washington Examiner, here from Vanity Fair. Coverage of the battle between CNN and the President here, from the New York Times.

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