Could the stars be aligning for a Google-N.Y. Times merger? Dealscape — This sort of thing actually makes sense.

As the New York Times Co. is negotiating with lenders over its debt, speculation has been floating around the blogosphere, pushing the premise that Google Inc. should acquire the beleaguered Gray Lady. The thesis or, rumor, as some would put it has been around since the beginning of the year, with SpliceToday on Thursday reintroducing the idea of the unorthodox union of the stalwart of old media with the scion of new media.

But the possibility of this dream hookup is just fantasy because the owners of the Times — the Sulzberger family — for now, seem emboldened to hold on to the company for as long as it can. The Sulzbergers, however, are living on borrowed time as the family is facing pressure on all fronts to save the company, which is hemorrhaging as the slow economy has decimated its advertising and subscription revenue. Already, the media company took the extreme move of borrowing $250 million from their newly built headquarters pictured, but that seems to be a temporary band-aid on what very well could be a mortal wound.




  1. MikeN says:

    I didn’t know Corsi started the born in Kenya stuff. I figured it was his grandmother when she said she was there for his birth in Kenya.

    No, Jack Cashill is behind the book story.

    You can see in Obama’s book that he lied about the contents of Jeremiah Wright’s speech, The Audacity of Hope. Either that or the transcript Wright made available has been sanitized.

    The additional made-up passages are very similar in style to passages in Ayers’ book.
    One made up passage:
    “It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day than most residents of Port-au-Prince see in a year, where white folks’ greed runs a world in need.”

    The parallel sequence, usually a triple parallel, often coming at the end of a sentence, with the absence of a joining conjunction – an “and,” “or,” or “but.”- there are scores of such examples throughout Ayers’ 2001 memoir, “Fugitive Days,”

    “He inhabited an anarchic solitude – disconnected, smart, obsessive.”

    “… trees are shattered, doors ripped from their hinges, shorelines rearranged.”

    “The desire to let go, the desire to escape, the desire to give oneself up to a God that could somehow put a floor on despair.”

    “… memories that we didn’t need to feel shamed about, memories more accessible than those of ancient Egypt, memories that all people might study and cherish – and with which we could start to rebuild.”

    “everywhere are the ravages of famine, the drumbeat of war, a world groaning under strife and deprivation.”

  2. Paddy-O says:

    # 31 Comacho for President said, “If the deal goes through, you may see a “Beta” below the NYT logo.”

    Based on quality & reliability, it’ll say Alpha.


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