Report: Donald Trump Looking Into Buying The New York Times

Jan 23, 2013  •  Post A Comment

Donald Trump is reportedly exploring how he might buy The New York Times, reports Joe Hagan in New York Magazine.

"According to sources familiar with the situation, Trump has engaged in more than one meeting to discuss how he might buy the Grey Lady. Details of Trump’s strategy remain scant," Hagan writes. "And it seems unlikely, to say the least, that the Sulzberger family, which controls the company’s voting shares, would welcome his offer."

A representative for Trump declined to comment, as did The Times.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who founded the media company Bloomberg LP, has been rumored to be considering the newspaper as a "coveted trophy," the piece adds.

3 Comments

  1. If Trump buys the New York Times, it will not only be unfit for the bottom of your bird cage, it won’t even be usable as toilet paper.

  2. Lindy, I was going to say that not only is it unfit for toilet paper, if Trump buys it, it won’t be fit for a bird cage. But you got here first!

  3. Serious journalism in the U.S. has been on life-support for years. I’m afraid that Trump’s purchase of the New York Times would be its death knell.

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