“Sources familiar with the proposed merger told POLITICO that the DOJ issued an ultimatum to the companies Monday — that they either sell Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting, which includes CNN as well as networks like TBS and TNT, or shed satellite television provider DirecTV. The sources said it’s clear the real sticking point for the government is CNN, whose coverage of the administration has become a frequent target of Trump’s anger.” MORE
“Perquita Burgess, the most recent woman to accuse Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment, appeared for the first time publicly as a guest on “The View” Thursday afternoon — just one day after the cable news giant was informed that he would no longer have a home at Fox News.
“It’s very cathartic; very cathartic,” Burgess said on Thursday, explaining that she felt “triumphant” after O’Reilly’s ousting. Burgess told the co-hosts that she was “tired of reliving the trauma every time I saw a woman speak out, and I wanted to save him from doing it to anyone else.” MORE