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Wolf Blitzer, left, and Jake Tapper of CNN pose together at the CNN Worldwide All-Star Party, on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Nolte: Want to Destroy ESPN and CNN Forever? Cut the Cord, Dummy

Almost all of the cultural and political power possessed by Hollywood and the mainstream media is held up by a one-legged stool, a single leg that gets shakier by the month — this increasingly fragile appendage we call the Pay TV Package. Going forward, for reference purposes, the Pay TV Package is your cable or satellite bundle, which brings with it hundreds of channels and a monthly bill that dings you for $1000 to $1500 a year.

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ESPN’s Death Spiral Will Not Be Halted by Mass Layoffs

ESPN got rid of close to 100 on-air and frontline talent in a bloodbath of layoffs that began on Wednesday. It was the biggest sports media story of the year and the end result is that a lot of good journalists are now without jobs.

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Rich Get Richer: Merry Christmas! Your Cable Bill Is About to Go Up!

The arrogance of the elite left-wingers who run the world’s multi-national entertainment companies knows no bounds. Even though the economy has stalled out with just 2% growth, even though middle class wages have stagnated for more than a decade, even

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GLAAD: LGBT TV Characters Not Black Enough

GLAAD’s annual “Where are We on TV” report for the 2015-2016 TV season finds that while LGBT character representation in TV is up, too many new gay and bisexual characters are white, and the transgender community and those living with HIV are underrepresented.

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Charter Moves Forward on Friendly Bid for Time Warner Cable

John Malone, Chairman of Liberty Media, the dominant shareholder of Charter Communications, reportedly called Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus in recent days about a friendly merger following the collapse last week of an offer by Comcast to buy Time Warner, according to the Wall Street Journal blog. Malone and Marcus appear be discussing a 3-way merger that would challenge Comcast’s industry dominance.