Skip to comments.'I Think Murdoch Will Get the New York Times'
Posted on 12/11/2008 1:47:51 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
How'd you like Sean Hannity as editor of the New York Times op-ed page? Maybe O'Reilly and Cavuto in place of Dowd and Krugman as Times columnists? It might not be as far-fetched as it sounds. At least, not if Michael Wolff is right. The Vanity Fair media maven, appearing on CNBC this afternoon, said that Rupert Murdoch not only wants the Gray Lady, but would get her. [H/t Gat.]
View video here [via CNBC].
MICHAEL WOLFF: I think that everybody is looking at [the NYT] and waiting for it to kind of go over a brink, to run out of cash, which they're in the process of doing. Or to find itself in a situation where actually, and this is really the key thing, they go looking for a buyer.
A bit later, Wolff mentioned Murdoch's name as a likely buyer . .
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Hey Krugman, bring me a cup of coffee ping to Today show list.
How to make a little money in the newspaper industry? Start with a big one .....
Would the Feds permit him to own the WSJ and NYT? Questionable.
Oh now THAT is delicious, watching the people who sank the NYT fret over Ruppert “Faux News” Murdoch purchasing the NYT..
Ruppert M is a businessman first and foremost, his ideology is the Dollar, which is a gooood thing, even for the slugs at the NYT, if anything, he would turn a profit at that old broken down nag of a paper.
I don’t care about Dowd and Krugman, but that Vichy Republican David Brooks would simply have to go.
How to make a small fortune?
who needs Dowd when we already have Peggy Noonan? :/
I’m not sure if even Murdoch could turn the Times around at this point.
LOL - yeah, same thing. Some people have just too much money.
Give Joe the Plumber and Sarah Palin regular columns and put the current occupants on the street.
Hey Gail Collins, put on some makeup.
Murdoch owns liberal newspapers, too, around the world. Fox News is conservative not because Murdoch is conservative, but because he saw a market niche not being filled.
There is no more room in my cupboard for any more popcorn!
Isn’t Murdoch another Obama supporter?
It would be even sweeter if Murdoch was able to turn a profit after taking over the NYT. It would show the current crop that you can’t blame the market for everything. I mean, how is the WSJ doing?
It’s good to see that rules are finally followed.
Terrific!! Hope that works out for Murdoch!! America needs accurate, fair and balanced reporting. Ads would skyrocket!
No regs that I know of that would preclude foreign ownership of more than one newspaper in the same market. TV stations; No can do. Newspapers; Could well be. But then, I'm no lawyer.
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