Who Might Buy CNN?

AT&T has no plans to sell CNN, but if the news broadcaster becomes a sticking point in its impending deal with Time Warner, these parties should be preparing their bids.
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Though AT&T's (T) - Get Report CEO Randall Stephenson has been adamant in his refusal to sell CNN as the DOJ threatens AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner (TWX) , other media giants have more than a few reasons to pounce if the news broadcasting company becomes a sticking point. 

Here's some possible contenders:

Bloomberg:
Has the cash
Could dominate both business & general news
Private ownership protects against politics

Sinclair:
Wants to compete with Fox News
Could use CNN's reach to do it

Verizon (VZ) - Get Report :
Needs more digital content
Already bet on AOL and Yahoo!

Jeff Bezos:
Has the wealth
Already remaking the Washington Post
Could add CNN content to Prime and Kindle plans

Get out your bidding paddle and check out Ken Doctor's article for more details. 

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