Wednesday, November 29, 2006
New York Times In Potential Republican Take Over?
Insurance mogul and big time republican Maurice Greenberg is attempting to acquire controlling interest in the New York Times. Many on the left are concerned that he may force a shift in the paper’s political alignment. Not likely. After all, the McClatchy family owns the Sacramento Bee, and even though they’re hard core Republicans, the paper remains the steaming pile of liberal crap it always has been. I doubt he’ll make any major changes to the paper, unless it’s necessary to improve sales. Something the Times hasn’t been too successful with lately. On the other hand, maybe that’s what it’ll take to save the old grey beast. In any event, even if it does move to the right, it’ll still only be suitable for wrapping fish. It’s just that now, the paper won’t actually stink worse than the fish.