Media colossus Time Warner's takeover of telecommunications giant AT&T was supposed to have been sealed last fall. But then the US government stepped in to block it. Now a judge has put an end to the deadlock.
Donald Trump revoked a pesky CNN reporter's White House press pass this week. That kind of punitive action against the media would be unthinkable in Germany, where journalists invite the politicians to press conferences.
The United States Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit to prevent AT&T and Time Warner from completing an $85 billion merger. Some fear the move may be politically motivated.
Ivanka Trump rejected her father's accusation that the media is "the enemy of the people." Hours later, Donald Trump doubled down on his attacks at a fiery rally, calling the media "fake, fake disgusting news."
Tensions between the US media and Donald Trump have risen after the president tweeted a video that showed him hitting a man with a face covered by the CNN logo. Media groups and politicians condemned the tweet.
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