by Shelt Garner
It seems to me that we have one more round of media consolidation and it will involve Warner Bros Discovery in some way merging with NBCUniversal. I think this because the two services compliment each other a great deal. As I understand it, Warner Bros Discovery owns the DC comic books and I think NBCUniversal — which has a reputation for being well managed — could do a lot with that.
But there is an obvious problem: CNN.
The reason for this problem is the existence of MSNBC. So, one of two cable news channels would have to go and it makes sense that it would be CNN. There are some real political problems with CNN being sold. The obvious potential buyer would be Amazon because then they could cross pollinate with the Washington Post.
But because of goobers like Josh Hawley would block any sale of CNN for any reason unless it was to FOX (despite the conflict) it would all be a lulz. Such a merger can’t happen because of that unless you could get past that political objection.
It will be interesting to see how all of this plays out.