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