Why isn’t this man in jail? This is attorney-client privilege, and it came from AT & T, and if you have read here, I did a deep dive into the companies that control mainstream media. You will find that AT&T owns NBC, CNN, Comcast, Warner, and more. I speculate that since the beginning of my search for truth in the Meghan Markle case that NBC Universal is behind this. Your George Soros narrative is falling apart, and you will lose. The will of the people is too strong!
How could anyone still be thinking they could actually vote for the Democratic party?
We proved beyond a reasonable doubt that they are crooked as hell! Are you all sheep? Following the narrative that you are depressed, oppressed, your racist, your unconscious bias is making you feel down, you feel your voice doesn’t matter? Well, it does matter and you need to start exercises that voice because we are in a fight of lives.
It is all CONNECTED! Epstein, Royals, elections, BREXIT, Trump, Clinton! The swamp is vast and the blackmail is fiercely going around.
There are six major corporations that own the News you listen to every day, they are lying to you! You have to ask your self why? Because Hollywood/politics is scared of being exposed to what they’ve have become. A bunch of dirty dealing globally pedophiles! There I’ve said it!
Jeff Zucker, CNN, we posted the videos of him wanting Trump to hate 24/7, he is being excused of covering up Matt Lauer rapes!
Career at NBC
Producer of Today Show
In 1989, he was a field producer for Today, and at 26 he became its executive producer in 1992. He introduced the program’s trademark outdoor rock concert series and was in charge as Today moved to the “window on the world” Studio 1A in Rockefeller Plaza in 1994. He is credited with managing the show during its most successful years and launching it into its 16-years of ratings dominance.
President of NBC Entertainment
In 2000, he was named NBC Entertainment’s president. A 2004 Businessweek Profile stated that “During that time he oversaw NBC’s entire entertainment schedule. He kept the network ahead of the pack by airing the gross out show Fear Factor, negotiating for the cast of the hit series Friends to take the series up to a tenth season, and signing Donald Trump for the reality show The Apprentice. He is credited with the idea to extend Friends episodes by 10 minutes, and convinced the cast to extend their contracts by two years. The Friends era was one of the most profitable ever for NBC. The Zucker era produced a spike in operating earnings for NBC, from $532 million the year he took over to $870 million in 2003.”
Zucker introduced Las Vegas, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Scrubs. He originated the idea of airing “Supersized” (longer than the standard 30 minute slot) episodes of NBC’s comedies and aggressively programming in the summer months as cable networks began to draw away viewers with original programming from the network’s rerun-filled summer slate. Bravo changed its programming direction towards popularity gaining reality television, while the newly acquired Spanish network Telemundo was positioned to be more competitive with leading network Univision.”
President of NBC Entertainment’s News & Cable Group
In December 2003, Zucker became president of NBC’s Entertainment, News & Cable Group as well.
President of NBC Television Group
Following the merger with French media empire Vivendi Universal, he became president of its Television Group in May 2004. During Zucker’s tenure, shows that he championed such as Father of the Pride and the Friends spinoff Joey were considered failures.
Chief Executive Officer of NBC
On December 15, 2005, Zucker was promoted by NBC to Chief Executive Officer of NBC Universal Television Group behind Robert Charles Wright, vice chairman of General Electric and chairman & CEO of NBC Universal. Zucker was responsible for all programming across the company’s television properties, including network, news, cable, sports and Olympics. His responsibilities also included the company’s studio operations and global distribution efforts.
President and CEO of NBC Universal
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On February 6, 2007, Zucker became president and CEO of NBC Universal.
In 2010, in response to a public controversy over the network’s reported rescheduling of late-night hosts Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien, Los Angeles Times reporters Meg James and Matea Gold wrote that Zucker’s tenure had led to “a spectacular fall by the country’s premier television network” and dubbed the intra-network feud and subsequent public relations fallout “one of the biggest debacles in television history”. Under Zucker NBC fell from being the number one rated network to the lowest rated of the four broadcast networks and was occasionally being beaten in the ratings by programming on some of the more popular cable channels.
Days later, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote that in Hollywood “there has been a single topic of discussion: How does Jeff Zucker keep rising and rising while the fortunes of NBC keep falling and falling? …many in the Hollywood community have always regarded him as …a network Napoleon who never bothered to learn about developing shows and managing talent.” She explained that Zucker “is a master at managing up with bosses and calculating cost-per-hour benefits, but even though he made money on cable shows, he could not program the network to save his life.”
Dowd also reported that an unnamed “honcho at another network” stated that “Zucker is a case study in the most destructive media executive ever to exist… You’d have to tell me who else has taken a once-great network and literally destroyed it.”
On June 2, 2010, the New York Post reported that Zucker would be paid between $30 million and $40 million to leave NBC Universal shortly after Comcast completed its 51% acquisition in the company.
How did he come back?
Career at Disney–ABC
Zucker worked with fellow NBC alum, former Today host Katie Couric, producing her daytime talk show for Disney-ABC Domestic Television, Katie. However, Zucker left the show to be the president of CNN Worldwide.
Career at WarnerMedia
President of CNN Worldwide
Zucker became president of CNN Worldwide on January 1, 2013. His appointment was widely welcomed by the network and its anchors. Anderson Cooper told colleagues that Zucker was “the first CNN president to actually watch CNN”. In December 2013, Zucker stated that his goal for the channel was to offer an “attitude and a take” to viewers, with a larger focus on reality-style documentary series (expanding upon the success of its documentary acquisition Blackfish, and new series Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown). Zucker explained that he wanted CNN to appeal more to regular viewers of factual networks (such as A&E, Discovery, and History), and make larger investments into the network’s digital properties.
With the 2014 cancellation of Piers Morgan Live, CNN experimented with airing factual programming in primetime as an alternative, with Zucker stating that it would cater to younger demographics than pundit-oriented programs. However, Zucker still insisted that news remained CNN’s first priority, and that these programs could be preempted for continuing coverage of breaking news events when needed. 2014 saw an increase in daytime and primetime viewership of CNN; by October 2014, CNN had overtaken MSNBC in primetime key demographic viewership, placing second behind Fox News Channel.
During the 2016 presidential election campaign, a large focus was placed upon on-air debates between partisan pundits surrounding issues relating to the candidates (including, in particular, Republican candidate Donald Trump). In an interview with The New York Times, Zucker stated that aspects of its election coverage were influenced by sports channels (with the Times citing, specifically, debates between pundits reminiscent of shows such as ESPN‘s First Take, and large outdoor “pre-game” shows for the presidential debates), explaining that “the idea that politics is sport is undeniable, and we understood that and approached it that way.” In 2016, CNN reached a monthly average of 105 million unique visitors to its web and mobile properties.
WarnerMedia News & Sports
In March 2019, CNN parent WarnerMedia announced a reorganization in which Zucker would become chairman of the company’s news and sports division, overseeing Turner Sports, Bleacher Report and AT&T SportsNet, in addition to maintaining his role as head of CNN.
In 1996, Zucker married Caryn Stephanie Nathanson, then a supervisor for Saturday Night Live, with whom he has four children. Diagnosed at ages 31 and 34 with colon cancer, Zucker successfully underwent surgery twice and chemotherapy after the first surgery. In January 2018, Zucker announced that he and his wife were separating. In July 2018, Zucker had to move away from CNN’s leadership to recover from heart surgery.
I said early on that NBC Universal had something to do with Meghan Markle. Enty claimed that MM had blackmailed the head of the network to keep paying her while she pursued Harry.
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On October 22, 2016, AT&T announced an offer to acquire Time Warner for $108.7 billion (including assumed Time Warner debt). The proposed merger was confirmed on June 12, 2018, after AT&T won an antitrust lawsuit that the U.S. Justice Department filed in 2017 to attempt to block the acquisition. The merger closed two days later, with the company becoming a subsidiary of AT&T.Despite spinning off Time Inc. in 2014, the company retained the Time Warner name until AT&T’s acquisition in 2018, after which it became WarnerMedia. The company’s previous assets included Time Inc., AOL, Time Warner Cable, Warner Books, and Warner Music Group; these operations were either sold to others or spun off as independent companies. The company was ranked No. 98 in the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.
In the first quarter of 2010, Time Warner purchased additional interests in HBO Latin America Group for $217 million, which resulted HBO owning 80% of the equity interests of HBO LAG. In 2010, HBO purchased the remainder of its partners’ interests in HBO Europe (formerly HBO Central Europe) for $136 million, net of cash acquired. In August 2010, Time Warner agreed to acquire Shed Media, a TV production company, for £100 million. Its distribution operation, Outright Distribution, was folded into Warner Bros. International Television Production. On August 26, 2010, Time Warner acquired Chilevisión. On August 25, 2010, Time Warner’s Latin American division bought Chilean nationwide terrestrial television station Chilevisión from Chile’s elected president Sebastián Piñera. WarnerMedia already operates in the country with CNN Chile.
In June 2012, Time Warner acquired Alloy Entertainment, a publisher and television studio whose works are aimed at teen girls and young women. On August 6, 2012, Time Warner acquired Bleacher Report, a sports news website. The property was placed under the control of the Turner Sports division.
In January 2014, Time Warner, Related Companies, and Oxford Properties Group announced that the then Time Warner intended to relocate the Company’s corporate headquarters and its New York City-based employees to 30 Hudson Yards in the Hudson Yards neighborhood in Chelsea, Manhattan, and has accordingly made an initial financial commitment. Time Warner sold its stake in the Columbus Circle building for $1.3 billion to Related and two wealth funds. The move will be completed in 2019.
In June 2014, Rupert Murdoch made a bid for Time Warner at $85 per share in stock and cash ($80 billion total) which Time Warner’s board of directors turned down in July. Time Warner’s CNN unit would have been sold to ease antitrust issues of the purchase. On August 5, 2014, Murdoch withdrew his offer to purchase Time Warner.
Acquisition by AT&T (2016–2018)
On October 20, 2016, it was reported that AT&T was in talks to acquire Time Warner. The proposed deal would give AT&T significant holdings in the media industry. AT&T’s competitor Comcast had previously acquired NBCUniversal in a similar bid to increase its media holdings, in concert with its ownership of television and internet providers. On October 22, 2016, AT&T reached a deal to buy Time Warner for $108.7 billion. If approved by federal regulators, the merger would bring Time Warner’s properties under the same umbrella as AT&T’s telecommunication holdings, including satellite provider DirecTV. The deal has faced criticism for the possibility that AT&T could use Time Warner content as leverage to discriminate against or limit access to the content by competing providers.
On February 15, 2017, Time Warner shareholders approved the merger. On February 28, Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai refused to review the deal, leaving the review to the Department of Justice. On March 15, 2017, the merger was approved by the European Commission. On August 22, 2017, the merger was approved by the Comisión Federal de Competencia. On September 5, 2017, the merger was approved by the Chilean Fiscalía Nacional Económica.
In the wake of the presidency of U.S. President Donald Trump, Time Warner’s ownership of CNN was considered a potential source of scrutiny for the deal, as Trump has repeatedly criticized the network for how it has covered his administration, and stated during his campaign that he planned to block the acquisition because of the potential impact of the resulting consolidation. Following his election, however, his transition team stated that the government planned to evaluate the deal without prejudice.
On November 8, 2017, reports of a meeting between AT&T CEO Randall L. Stephenson and Makan Delrahim, assistant Attorney General of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, indicated that AT&T had been recommended to divest DirecTV or Turner Broadcasting, seek alternative antitrust remedies, or abandon the acquisition. Some news outlets reported that AT&T had been ordered to specifically divest CNN, but these claims were denied by both Stephenson and a government official the following day, with the latter criticizing the reports as being an effort to politicize the deal. Stephenson also disputed the relevance of CNN to the antitrust concerns surrounding the acquisition, as AT&T does not already own a national news channel.
On November 20, 2017, the Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit over the acquisition; Delrahim stated that the deal would “greatly harm American consumers”. AT&T asserts that this suit is a “radical and inexplicable departure from decades of antitrust precedent”. On December 22, 2017, the merger agreement deadline was extended to June 21, 2018, under a big vote of confidence.
On June 12, 2018, District Judge Richard J. Leon ruled in favor of AT&T, thus allowing the acquisition to go ahead with no conditions or remedies. Leon argued that the Department of Justice provided insufficient evidence that the proposed transaction would result in lessened competition. He also warned the government that attempting to obtain an appeal or stay on the ruling would be manifest unjust, as it would cause “certain irreparable harm to the defendants”.
On June 14, 2018, AT&T announced that it had closed the acquisition deal on Time Warner. Jeff Bewkes stepped down as CEO of Time Warner while retaining ties with the company as senior advisor of AT&T. John Stankey, which headed the AT&T/Time Warner integration team, took over as CEO. It was also announced that the Time Warner brand would be dropped and changed its name to WarnerMedia. As a result of the structure of the merger, Time Warner Inc. became a limited liability company with the legal name Warner Media, LLC.
AT&T era (2018–present)
On July 12, 2018, the Department of Justice filed a notice of appeal with the D.C. Circuit to reverse the District Court’s approval. Although the Department of Justice reportedly contemplated requesting an injunction to stop the deal from closing after the District Court’s ruling, the Department ultimately did not file the motion because WarnerMedia’s operation as a separate group from the rest of AT&T would make the business relatively easy to unwind should the appeal be successful. The next day, however, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson told CNBC that the appeal would not affect its plans to integrate WarnerMedia into AT&T, or services already launched. In a brief filed by the Justice Department, it was argued that the decision to approve the acquisition ran “contrary to fundamental economic logic and the evidence.”
On August 29, 2018, Makan Delrahim told Recode that if the government were to win the appeal, AT&T would only sell Turner and if they also lost the appeal then the consent decree, currently set to expire in February 2019, will allow AT&T to do what they want with Turner. The appeal is expected to have zero impact on the integration. By September 2018, nine state attorney generals sided with AT&T on the case.
On October 10, 2018, WarnerMedia announced that it would launch an over-the-top streaming service in late 2019, featuring content from its entertainment brands. On December 14, 2018, Kevin Reilly, president of TNT and TBS, was promoted to chief content officer of all WarnerMedia digital and subscription activities, including the upcoming streaming service, reporting to both Turner’s president David Levy and WarnerMedia’s CEO John Stankey. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. unanimously upheld the lower court’s ruling in favor of AT&T on February 26, 2019, stating it did not believe the merger with Time Warner would have a negative impact on either consumers or competition.
It did have a negative impact!
On March 4, 2019, AT&T announced a major reorganization of its broadcasting assets to effectively dissolve Turner Broadcasting. Its assets were dispersed across multiple units of WarnerMedia, two of the new divisions, WarnerMedia Entertainment and WarnerMedia News & Sports. WarnerMedia Entertainment would consist of HBO, TBS, TNT, TruTV, and the upcoming direct-to-consumer video service. WarnerMedia News & Sports would have CNN Worldwide, Turner Sports, and the AT&T SportsNet regional networks led by CNN president Jeff Zucker. Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, Turner Classic Movies, and Otter Media would be moved under Warner Bros. Gerhard Zeiler moved from being president of Turner International to chief revenue officer of WarnerMedia, and will oversee the consolidated advertising and affiliation sales. David Levy and HBO chief Richard Plepler stepped down as part of the reorganization, which was described by The Wall Street Journal as being intended to end “fiefdoms”. Turner Podcast Network, formed within Turner Content Distribution in 2017, became WarnerMedia Podcast Network by May 2019.
In May 16, 2019, Kevin Reilly signed a four-year extension of his contract with the company, which additionally made him president of TruTV (alongside the other three WarnerMedia Entertainment basic cable networks), and chief content officer of direct-to-consumer for the new streaming service. On May 31, 2019, Otter Media was transferred from Warner Bros. to WarnerMedia Entertainment, and Otter’s COO Andy Forssell became the executive vice president and general manager of the streaming service, while still reporting to Otter CEO Tony Goncalves — who would lead development. On July 9, 2019, it was announced that the new streaming service would be known as HBO Max, and launch in early-2020.
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A federal judge ruled Tuesday that AT&T may purchase Time Warner, without any conditions, arguing that the $85 billion deal doesn’t violate antitrust law.
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AT&T Broadband, NBCUniversal, Sky, DreamWorks Animation, and XUMO are major companies owned by Comcast.
How in the hell did this get past anti-trust! How can our president go up against a machine like this?!
The head of MSNBC is Phil Griffin
Griffin was with MSNBC from its start in 1996. He has been executive producer for shows such as Hardball with Chris Matthews and MSNBC’s The Big Show with Keith Olbermann. He was the head of prime-time programming for the network. Griffin approved the launch of many shows, including The Rachel Maddow Show and Morning Joe. He also hired Lawrence O’Donnell, Ed Schultz, and Chris Hayes.
In 2013, Griffin said he wanted MSNBC to be more of a lifestyle brand than a political hub. In 2014, Griffin said the network would take steps to widen its demographic to include a more ethnically diverse audience, to increase its coverage outside of the Washington, D.C. beltway and to appeal to younger viewers, including with online initiatives. Griffin has asserted that MSNBC is an independent voice that does not favor Democrats. He has rejected claims that partisanship is equivalent at MSNBC and Fox News.
In 2016, after MSNBC started covering more hard news during the day, Griffin likened its evening shows to an op-ed page in a newspaper. The network had its highest ever ratings in 2016 and in the first quarter of 2017 averaged 1.46 million views in prime time, beating CNN. Griffin said that he thought the surge in audience was attributable to scoops and new information, rather than partisan leanings.
😹😹😹😹 He lied about the Mueller report than crickets
In May 2017, Griffin signed a multi-year renewal contract to remain as president of MSNBC in the midst of a ratings surge during and following the 2016 presidential election. In June 2017, he said that the network was making an effort to include diverse political voices. Earlier in the year, Griffin signed former George W. Bush communications director Nicolle Wallace to host an afternoon program for the network.
“MSNBC President Phil Griffin is facing heavy criticism after it was reported that he’d shared a revealing image of TV personality Maria Menounos during a staff meeting.” Apparently Griffin showed a picture of television reporter Maria Menounos who had a “wardrobe malfunction” with her bathing suit in a staff meeting. Presumably with both men & women in attendance. Would you look at that?” Griffin reportedly said while exhaling hard. “Not bad, not bad.”