Dylan ByersMay 26, 2022
First Lichts
Chris Licht
On Tuesday afternoon, new CNN C.E.O. Chris Licht was in the network’s Washington bureau preparing for the night’s primary election coverage. Then, just before 4 p.m. ET, national correspondent Ed Lavendera went live from Dallas to report that at least two children had died in a tragic shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. […]
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William D. CohanMay 25, 2022
Elon’s Private Chat with Jack
Jack Dorsey
As soon as Elon Musk’s $44 billion, very public conquest of Twitter began, I pined for a very particular moment in the battle. It was the moment, of course, when I could get my hands on Twitter’s 235-page proxy statement, filed with the S.E.C., which would provide the rarest and most intimate view of what […]
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William D. CohanMay 22, 2022
What Warren Sees in Shari
Shari Redstone
My former M&A banker instincts were triggered this week after Warren Buffett, the most gifted investor of our lifetime, disclosed a $2.6 billion stake in Paramount Global, formerly ViacomCBS, a company whose leadership I have occasionally criticized. Paramount, after all, holds an awkward position on the streaming leaderboard, not only too small to compete with […]
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Tina NguyenMay 25, 2022
Is the G.O.P. the Party of DeSantis?
Ron DeSantis
Every time someone asks me whether Ron DeSantis or Ted Cruz or Mike Pence or whoever has a chance of taking on Donald Trump in 2024, I’ve always offered the same answer: It depends on who best embodies MAGA, in all its chest-thumping, millenarian splendor. Admittedly, that classification can be a bit fuzzy. For the […]
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