News Media, Viamedia: The Tipline for 11 July 2017

On this day 20 years ago, the New York Times’ editorial board slammed a candidate to lead the Department of Justice’s antitrust division, for “pandering” to a senator and creating “strong doubts that he can provide aggressive antitrust leadership.” Focusing on how the next assistant attorney general would enforce the new Telecommunication Act, the Times groaned, “[I]t is disheartening and disqualifying that President Clinton's nominee, Joel Klein, is scheduled to come up for confirmation today in the Senate with a record that suggests he might knuckle under to the powerful Bell companies and the politicians who do their bidding.”

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