In NBC Universal Bid, Comcast Seeks an Empire

Thursday, October 8, 2009

By Laura Reid

Comcast is currently in negotiations with G.E. to merge with NBC Universal. G.E. is currently the main owner of NBC, but if all goes accordingly with Comcast and its owner Brian L. Roberts, 51 percent of NBC will be owned by him.

Comcast is already one of the biggest owners of cable systems in the country, but with this merger, it could also own USA, BRAVO, CNBC and MSNBC, four major cable networks, not to mention the huge network broadcaster NBC.

If all goes to plan, Comcast will also inherit NBC's Web's premiere TV streaming site, Hulu, which will put Comcast into the digital media realm.

There is a trend that I am seeing among huge networks and the Web. The latest among these digital media broadcasts is CBS merging with GlobalPost, an online foreign news correspondant that boasts a great number of viewers. This is a great time for smaller media conglomerates to enter the market for broadcast network ownership because of this revamping of how people are beginning to view the news.

(Photo Credit: Abigail Hamilton)


Limbaugh Out of Control

By: Chris Mars

President Obama has been accused of another outrageous claim by Rush Limbaugh. This does not come as a surprise, since Limbaugh's success depends on the number of listeners and followers he gains.

His latest antics stem from a St. Louis school yard fight between two students, one black and one white. According to Limbaugh the blame should be put on president Obama for causing black-on-white racism in America.

Limbaugh said "You put your kid on a school bus you expect safety but in Obama's America the white kids now get beat up."

This isn't Iraq bombing American territories or another terrorist attack, it's a school yard fight. I feel this goes to show how much some of the press, you could call it entertainment press, attempts to generate interest.

The sad part about it is there are many American's who probably get their news from these sources. It's a shame people base their political education on these sources when voting or protesting.

(Photo Credit: Time Magazine)


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