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Reports: Kraft Group is interested in Boston Globe
MyFoxBoston.com ^ | Posted: May 15, 2013 | (MyFoxBoston.com)

Posted on 05/17/2013 9:28:00 AM PDT by GQuagmire

Edited on 05/17/2013 10:02:03 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

MyFoxBoston.com) The Boston Business Journal and The Boston Globe are both reporting that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft wants to buy The Boston Globe.

The reports say members of the Kraft Group have received a presentation from the company hired by the New York Times to sell the Globe. The sale also includes Boston.com and the Worcester Telegram.


(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxboston.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Miscellaneous; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: bobkraft; bostonglobe; kraftgroup; nfl

1 posted on 05/17/2013 9:28:00 AM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: GQuagmire

Cheesy cheese.


2 posted on 05/17/2013 9:29:50 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: GQuagmire

Wrong company. Kraft Group owns Int’l Paper and the NE Patriots


3 posted on 05/17/2013 9:32:44 AM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: GQuagmire

Is this guy just another limousine leftist?


4 posted on 05/17/2013 9:33:28 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook

Kraft’s politics seem to be that of a typical businessman who funds the party in power (which is Dem in Massachusetts). But he is very good friends with Rush Limbaugh and Donald Trump. He is no liberal partisan.


5 posted on 05/17/2013 9:34:25 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: Westbrook

Pretty much.He will throw some money at Reps but mostly Dem


6 posted on 05/17/2013 9:35:02 AM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: nhwingut

If he does buy I look forward to the hatchet he’ll wield in the sports dept. Some of the columnists are insufferable(Dan Shaugnessy to start)


7 posted on 05/17/2013 9:36:48 AM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: GQuagmire

Analysts predict a selling price point of $80 million to $120 million. The Globe was sold in 1993 to the Times Co. for $1.1 billion.

Evidently Kraft bought some land around there, and that may be part of the reason why the value is so much less. Of course the state of print media sure didn’t help.

I’m not sure why Kraft would want to invest in this dying medium.


8 posted on 05/17/2013 9:37:12 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Before it's all over, Obama may demand extradition to Kenya, becasue he was born there...)
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To: DoughtyOne

Hopefully the first thing he does is fire Dan Shaughnessy.


9 posted on 05/17/2013 9:38:54 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: DoughtyOne

He does own a paper company. Kraft is no dummy. If there’s value he;ll buy. Plus the asking price is peanuts to him


10 posted on 05/17/2013 9:39:09 AM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: GQuagmire

You think Shank is a bit nervous that “Thanks Myra” could be his boss? LOL!


11 posted on 05/17/2013 9:39:38 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: nhwingut

Shank is a coward. He’ll retire and collect his Globe pension(if there still is one)


12 posted on 05/17/2013 9:40:27 AM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: GQuagmire

As a (many years) FORMER Globe reader, I’d advise Kraft to examine why so many readers bailed out on the Globe.
Once I read it to see what “other opinions” were. When the paper insulted my intelligence and everything I believed in, I quit, as have other thousands.
I’d hope that Mr. Kraft would abandon a proven failure of a policy. (I do hope!!)


13 posted on 05/17/2013 9:44:04 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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To: Westbrook

He’s a democrat, but more of a moderate. His son Johnathan, the Patriot’s president held fundraisers for Romney.


14 posted on 05/17/2013 9:45:22 AM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: GQuagmire

Kraft is a big lefty. I hope he takes a bath on this.


15 posted on 05/17/2013 9:54:43 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything. Bolshies' gonna bolsh.)
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To: Paine in the Neck
Kraft is a big lefty.

And a bad actor.

16 posted on 05/17/2013 9:57:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Andy'smom

I agree... Jonathan is a republican in hiding, IMO. He was a Bain guy. And supported Romney.

Robert is a Dem but really is a closet Republican too. He only appears to be a Dem to get things done in Massachusetts. (I think his deceased wife, Myra, was more liberal.)

You don’t attend Limbaugh’s wedding, have Limbaugh attend Myra’s funeral, and have Rush as a guest in owner’s suite at Super Bowls - and somehow hold partisan left wing views. He’s also very patriotic and religious. Two strikes in the Dem party.


17 posted on 05/17/2013 10:00:21 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: nhwingut

I would like to see some papers turn around and start backing America again.


18 posted on 05/17/2013 10:14:56 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Before it's all over, Obama may demand extradition to Kenya, becasue he was born there...)
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To: GQuagmire

Thanks. I’m sure that’s true.


19 posted on 05/17/2013 10:15:19 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Before it's all over, Obama may demand extradition to Kenya, becasue he was born there...)
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To: dfwgator

That young woman is his girlfriend....40 years younger

Hell yea

Kraft married big money...and did well with it

Big lib though

Only a moderate to yankees


20 posted on 05/17/2013 10:17:29 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: wardaddy

“It’s good to be the owner.”


21 posted on 05/17/2013 10:19:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nhwingut

Very religious?

Really and cavorts with a 40 years younger woman who he isn’t married to?

Very religious.....maybe by Berlusconni benchmark


22 posted on 05/17/2013 10:19:56 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: wardaddy
That young woman is his girlfriend....40 years younger

I get the feeling if Jerry Jones were suddenly widowed, he'd pretty much do the same.

23 posted on 05/17/2013 10:20:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I get the feel in I would too God forbid ...widowed and all

Only 20 some things I could likely attract would be ones with dental issues..lol


24 posted on 05/17/2013 10:22:08 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: GQuagmire

Please Robert Kraft...buy it... you are still hated in Connecticut (next to Peter Karmanos) and you are a LIBERAL!!


25 posted on 05/17/2013 10:58:10 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul in 2016)
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