Two years ago, Mattel Inc. gave CBS a choice. The network had refused to broadcast the toymaker’s movie “Barbie in the Nutcracker” in prime time. So Mattel threatened to pull millions of dollars of advertising from the Nickelodeon cable channel — owned by CBS parent Viacom Inc.
The Bush administration’s foreign policy, like domestic policy, often seems to come directly from corporate board rooms. While U.S. soldiers attempt to establish law and order in Iraq, Bush has put oil companies above the law.
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