PRICE OF POLITICS, ETC: Megadeal Off Because Iowa “Sucks”
This won’t make Iowans very happy. There was talk of a mega media deal between Time-Warner and Des Moines-based Meredith. It could have meant a bunch of really good jobs for the Des Moines metro, as well as the additional prestige that would come along with them. But this story in Mediabistro makes the claim one of the big things working against the deal would be that people would have to move to Iowa. The article talks about how “people think Iowa sucks”. Ouch.