Following months of protests from activists around the country, Charles and David Koch are backing down from their plans to buy eight Tribune Company newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times.
Like Halley’s Comet and first kisses, some things are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. And for all you radio lovers out there, that opportunity is here — because this October you’ll have your shot at transforming the FM dial.
David Miranda, the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, was detained this weekend for nine hours at London's Heathrow Airport. He was held without access to a lawyer and questioned under a British anti-terrorism law. When he was finally released, British authorities confiscated his laptop, cellphone and other electronic devices.
On Saturday, Time Senior National Correspondent Michael Grunwald tweeted, “I can’t wait to write a defense of the drone strike that takes out Julian Assange.”
He has since deleted the tweet, but the ugliness behind it lingers.
As the CBS vs. Time Warner Cable blackout stretches into a second full week, a chorus of commentators, lawmakers and consumer groups has taken pains to blame both sides. But many of these critics have focused on CBS’ exorbitant demands and ignored the real culprit: the cable-TV business model.