Media Ownership

Who owns, controls, or influences media outlets.

President Trump: Why hasn't TBS fired Samantha Bee?

President Donald Trump blasted TBS over comedian Samantha Bee’s recent use of a vulgar slur to describe first daughter Ivanka Trump.  In an early morning tweet, President Trump questioned why Bee hasn’t been fired for calling his daughter a “feckl

Sinclair Responds to FCC Data Request

Sinclair provided the Federal Communications Commission with information in response to the commission's request for information following Sinclair's latest, and expected to be last, variation on its Tribune merger proposal.  The FCC was apparentl

House Majority Leader McCarthy blasts Google over 'Nazism' association

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) went after Google for displaying “Nazism” as one of the ideologies of the California Republican Party.

Samantha Bee apologizes for calling Ivanka Trump a vulgar word after White House condemnation

Ivanka Trump sparked online outrage recently when she tweeted a photo of herself with her younger son around the same time as reports circulated that the US government had lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children in 2017.

President Trump again asks for apology from Disney chief after ‘Roseanne’ cancellation

President Donald Trump is continuing to react to the controversy over the cancellation of “Roseanne,” which was taken off the air May 29 after lead actress Roseanne Barr posted offensive and racist tweets.

Sprint says merger with “fiercest rival” will “create robust competition”

Sprint Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure tweeted that Sprint will build "one of the best networks in the world" even if it isn't allowed to merge with rival T-Mobile USA. "Merger or no merger, Sprint presses ahead with KC network buildout.

The Emerging Delrahim Doctrine

Washington and Silicon Valley are united at the moment in trying to get a better handle on how, exactly, Justice Department antitrust chief Makan Delrahim will handle the American tech industry and its iconic companies, from Amazon to Google.

Sinclair Finds Backdoor to Push Conservative Message

Sinclair Broadcast Group is selling off nearly two dozen TV stations to comply with federal ownership rules — but that may not stop the company from reaching millions of those stations' viewers with its conservative programming.

Forget about broad-based pay hikes, AT&T and other executives say

Very few Americans have enjoyed steadily rising pay beyond inflation over the last couple of decades, a shift from prior years in which the working and middle classes enjoyed broad-based wage gains as the economy expanded.