Taking a pool would be a good idea, but they may not stage a bailout quite as openly as they did with e.g. AIG, Goldman Sachs, or GM. It is more likely that they will funnel a lot of "ad revenue" into CNN, that will never pay off, and the "ad revenue" will sustain it quarter by quarter, until a buyer can be found for CNN. It would be a bailout, since the ads "purchased" would not yield any profitable sales, but nobody would see it until it was too late.
There are more fraudulent means of staging a bailout, but this idea comes to mind immediately.
"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be attacked successfully, it is to be defended badly". F. Bastiat
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, finally they attack you, and then you win"! Mohandas Gandhi
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