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Some people just can't get over a Fox/Time Warner deal
August 8th, 2014
10:13 AM ET

Some people just can't get over a Fox/Time Warner deal

By Brian Stelter, CNN

Is Rupert Murdoch's quest to take over Time Warner over just because he says it's over?

That's what media watchers are asking each other now that Murdoch has "walked away" - his words - from 21st Century Fox's proposal to acquire Time Warner, the parent company of CNN.

Some are relieved. Some are disappointed. And some... don't buy it at all. Since Murdoch's statement on Tuesday, I've talked to plenty of people whose reactions can be summed up with three words: "This isn't over."

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  1. Kay Christensen

    Brian, I just watched your show segment about media coverage of Paris and terrorism in general with among other guests, Jeff Greenfield. You were discussing whether journalists should express personal views. It made me think about all of the ways opinion makes its way into coverage. For example, at one point, you listed current terrorist locations and actors and you excluded Israel which has had ongoing attacks and a particularly bloody last few days. Stonings, knifings, fire bombs and car attacks are rarely called "terrorism" in western media and usually treated with a tone of moral equivalence between attacker and victim. A more micro exampleis the death of a young American student in the Paris attacks and the death of a young American student in Israel. One has had extensive biographical coverage. I am not sure I would even know about the other without access to Israeli new coverage. My point is that there all kinds of ways to insert opinion, proactively, by omission, or by the word and tone used in coverage. A macro example occurred last year with the coverage of the Gaza war where the coverage by CNN, the New York Times and most other western media was shameful. Obviously, my point has focused on coverage of Israel, but the point is much broader. Thank you. I always enjoy your program.

    November 22, 2015 at 1:33 pm | Reply
  2. GE

    the Nazis would have loved this guy and his propaganda machine

    August 10, 2014 at 11:43 am | Reply
    • Sue

      What the heck are you talking about !

      February 21, 2015 at 10:07 pm | Reply

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