TIME WARNER: A COMPANY UNDER FIRE

TARGETED AS THE CHIEF CULTURAL OFFENDER, TIME WARNER STRUGGLES TO DEFINE ITSELF

Senator Robert Dole's broadside last week was hardly the first occasion on which Time Warner has found itself the target of a crusade against pop culture. Two weeks earlier, William Bennett, the former Secretary of Education, and C. DeLores Tucker, head of the National Political Congress of Black Women, brought their campaign against offensive rock lyrics to the annual Time Warner shareholders' meeting at New York's City Center. At one point in the meeting, Tucker rose from the audience and delivered a 17-minute attack on violent and misogynistic lyrics in songs recorded by Time Warner performers. At the end of her...

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