Channel will become all news; Hulk Hogan to anchor political coverage
New York, San Jose (eTruePolitics) – Responding to a Gawker Media report, current Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump confirmed in a tweet that he and Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel were in “serious discussions” to purchase basic cable and satellite television channel TNT and turn it into a 24/7 news channel. The founder of PayPal, the serially litigious Thiel, a pledged delegate to the former reality TV star, will speak on the last night of the Republican convention in Cleveland.
“Grabbing TNT just makes sense to Petey and me,” Trump wrote. “T & T. Get it? Excited to have Hulk Hogan anchor our political coverage. Great guy.”
Sources close to Thiel say the mogul is not expected to use TNT as a platform to change the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which gave women the right to vote.
After announcing that controversial press tycoons Sheldon Adelson and Sam Zell would be joining an expanded TNT board, a TNT spokesman said: “It is nonsense for anyone to accuse Mr. Trump and Mr. Thiel of trying to control the news by buying TNT.”
TNT employees are said to be shocked.
“Oh my dear God in heaven,” a longtime TNT producer, who requested anonymity because she feared for her life, told eTruePolitics.
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