Press ponders Limbaugh effect on Indiana primary

The political figure claiming victory after Tuesday night's Democratic primaries in North Carolina and Indiana wasn't a Democrat, it was radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh.

The political figure claiming victory after Tuesday night's Democratic primaries in North Carolina and Indiana wasn't a Democrat, it was radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. As pointed out in prominent coverage in the Washington Post, the blustering radio host had urged his legions of conservative listeners to register as Democrats and turn out for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), in the hopes that a prolonged Democratic primary and a battered Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) could win Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) the White House this November. Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said Limbaugh was to blame for Clinton's Indiana win. For once the political pundits agree on one thing: the nomination race is over.

Also in the media glare:

New York Times executive editor Bill Keller announces layoffs. The New York Post's Keith Kelly puts the magic number at 15, mostly from the metro desk. The Times' union claims the layoff process is flawed.

Cablevision, fresh off its high bid for Newsday, pays nearly $500 million for the Sundance Channel. The company's net loss widens, but revenues are up.

News Corp. reports wide gains, and chairman Rupert Murdoch is confident he'll get Newsday. Meanwhile, the New York Post doubles its price.

The NFL files a Federal Communications Complaint against Comcast.

Tribune Co. names former radio executive Randy Michaels COO.

The Chicago Sun-Times expects the New York Stock Exchange to delist its shares.

Former CNN newsman Thomas Roberts dispels rumors that he was fired from the network because of his sexual preference.

Hardball host Chris Matthews says the MSNBC brass was pro-war in late 2002, early 2003.

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