Conservative media analysts have every right to blast mainstream critics like me if we don’t denounce sexual harassment and assault at CBS every bit as angrily as we did when the ugliness at Fox News was exposed. This is a story that goes well beyond whether or not Moonves got $120 million.
Even in this era of nanosecond news cycles, what happened at CBS News in the last year warrants a moment or two of reflection. There are some darker truths here to be absorbed — such as how deep and wide the roots of patriarchy reach throughout not just the media but the entire culture.
CBS Radio will merge into Entercom Communications Corp in a deal announced Thursday by Entercom and CBS Corp. The deal, subject to regulatory approvals and a vote by Entercom's board, is expected to close in the second half of the year. Operating under the Entercom brand, the combined company will have 244 stations, including four in Baltimore.