But it has largely been Washington gossip. In an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine gave a public airing of the Clinton campaign’s views.
When asked about whether the administration would support telecom giant AT&T’s bid to acquire media conglomerate Time Warner, Kaine didn’t close the door on supporting the deal. But he did throw far more shade at the arrangement than political campaigns typically do.
“Some Democrats, including Al Franken, are very skeptical of the merger, includingDonald Trump as well,” NBC host Chuck Todd said. “But Al Franken said, ‘I’m skeptical of huge media mergers because they can lead to higher costs, fewer choices, and even worse service for consumers.’ Are you a skeptic of this merger as well?”