Skip to comments.Audio Tycoon’s Newsweek Bid Said to Be Favored (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
Posted on 07/30/2010 5:17:14 AM PDT by abb
As the Washington Post Company prepares to sell Newsweek to the most appealing bidder, it is closely examining an offer from Sidney Harman, the California billionaire who made his fortune selling audio equipment.
According to three people with knowledge of the bidding process, at least two other parties remain in the mix: Fred Drasner, who was a part owner of the Washington Redskins and a publisher of The Daily News of New York, and Marc Lasry, a hedge fund owner and major Democratic Party donor.
One person briefed on the bid said Mr. Harman would retain 250 employees and pay the Post Company $1 in exchange for taking on Newsweeks considerable financial liabilities. Losses at the magazine could approach $70 million this year, this person said.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
You had predicted this a couple or three years ago.
Give it to the DNC, they control what is published now anyway. /s
any rich left winger who want to throw their money away is always a good thing
Interesting how liberal magazines are now starting to follow the liberal Err America pattern. Maybe the people are finally waking up.
He must need a tax write-off..................
I reckon these idiots will be about the next rag to on the auction block
Congresscritter Jane Harman’s husband.
If it wasn’t for doctor and dentist offices, this turd would have dried up and blown away years ago.
“He must need a tax write-off..................”
Ding ding ding, we have a winner.
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Huh. I did not know dat.
Apparently neither did The NY Times’ Jeremy W. Peters. That must be the reason he left that out of his ‘news’ story.
See his Wiki entry in post #9:
Dr. Harman (Ph.D. in Higher Education, The Union Institute and University, 1973), a graduate of Baruch College of the City University of New York in 1939, has served as a trustee of the Martin Luther King Center for Social Change, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, and the National Symphony Orchestra. He is chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of the Public Agenda Foundation; chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Business Executives for National Security; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Council on Competitiveness; and a member of the Board of the Leadership Institute of the University of Southern California. He is married to Jane Harman, a congresswoman from California.He's a political player. Expect him to make Newsweek even more of a DNC PR platform than it has been.
This Lasry, Moroccan, hedge fund, bankruptcy fellow was just mentioned a few articles ago.
He attended last nights Stalinesque $30,000 lib fund fundraiser dinner with all the fashion designers begging for more jobs.
The one where dumbo, like Stalin, ate alone. This tells me, hell be the new owner of Newsfreak.
That would be very difficult...............
Many years ago, maybe ten, I literally did that with Time tearing our every ad page to see how much was actually news. The ad content was probably 60% or better. Recently though, because of their loss of advertisers, there is no reason to do the same exercise as the DNC circular of a magazine looks just plain anemic.
I have long maintained that the only reason that the newsweeklies continue to survive is that doctors, dentists, and other medical practioners order them for their waiting rooms...it’s the only time I ever glance at one..however, the recent trend is for a flat screen in the waiting room..these are PAID for by various companies that package content and advertising..the ultimate captive audience, if you will..so I think that many will soon not renew their subscriptions...
Control of information has ALWAYS been a matter of the distribution system.
Now that distribution is unlimited, the unit value of the information decreases and can no longer pay for the antiquated methodology formerly used to document the information.
Why must trees still die to put ink on paper to document typed words that you and I are doing at this very instant?
Why must huge stables of overpaid actors be on retainer to do movies that amateurs can produce?
Why an expensive studio, local TV tower and transmitter, and national microwave network be required to do what you or I can do with a handycam and internet connection?
Yep, but it’s sad. I think all “old” media will end up being entirely supported by the parties.
3 liberal Jews in the running to buy a dead liberal mag already owned by a half Jewish liberal
are there no conservative goyim interested?
any conservative Jew in the media-publishing interested...if there are any?
any journolist at all?
some conservative Christian or the rare right wing Jew needs to buy some media properties...they are killing us here
There, fixed it.