It ain't news if the reader already knows it. An "informed source," the story goes, is the other reporter sitting in the bar with you. That's extended today, with predictable people sending predictable emails to reporters full of predictable comments. The stories all come out like, predictably boring.
I was lucky- I had a major AT&T story in the works on the planned moves into Brazil and Argentina. 200M Brazilians, 40M Argentinians, and 122M Mexicans add up to more than the 320M population of the U.S. - a large audience for Time Warner. Otherwise, I won't write this one unless I have something you probably haven't read. Time Warner has $30B/year in revenue, less that $4B in profit, in declining and competitive industries. You don't need me to tell you paying $110B is a gamble.