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New York Post: “If [AOL] is going to live, and I think it is, it will be somewhat like HBO,” Parsons told his audience at the Royal Television Society. In New York, the company backpedaled yesterday to put a different spin on his live-or-die remarks. “He was using that phrase just as a colloquialism. It wasn’t a death sentence for AOL,” said Tricia Primrose, a spokeswoman for AOL Time Warner.