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    Liberty Media in the media.

    Just something I found interesting. Its about Liberty aquiring 38.5% (controlling interest) of DirecTV mainly.

    "But this may just be step one in an effort by Malone to transform Liberty into a major operator of media properties instead of being largely an investor.

    For example, some analysts say they expect him to next swap the company's shares in Time Warner (TWX) for the Atlanta Braves baseball team and about $1.5 billion in cash.

    "The cash is the most important element since it would likely be non-taxable and the company could use the proceeds to acquire other strategic assets around the Starz Media Group," writes A.G. Edwards analyst Michael Kupinski.

    As a result, Liberty "could emerge as a significant entertainment/media company."'

    http://www.usatoday.com/money/media/...ty_x.htm?csp=1

    Good, bad, why? Discuss.

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    This is only good if Liberty is willing to buy the Braves as a baseball team and not treat them as a strategic asset! We need a owner( not a corporation) that wants to put a good product on the field, not someone who sees the team as a stock option type tool that allows them to devour other assets as they grow their brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vampran
    This is only good if Liberty is willing to buy the Braves as a baseball team and not treat them as a strategic asset! We need a owner( not a corporation) that wants to put a good product on the field, not someone who sees the team as a stock option type tool that allows them to devour other assets as they grow their brand.
    Eeeeeeeeyep.

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    I'm not even going to dream. If Liberty buys the Braves and allows a higher payroll, it'll be because they expect bigger revenue. They are going to be only about the money, and nothing else.

    Not for one second do I think they care about the fans.

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    gimmie turner. He'd throw money at great players untill we were a good team.
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