Yes, who would want it. I agree.
It is easy to manipulate the value of an asset with the power of the press simply by promoting or panning it. When government gets too democratic, manipulating majority opinion is a way to use government to manipulate asset value, whether by ginning up regulations, lawsuits, or simply calling into question product safety. Even the timing of a news release can control the degree of profit made in the stock market.
Hence, the power to manipulate public opinion is a profitable asset even if the advertising and subscription revenues do not support continuing operations. Power is effectively power for sale. Always has been.