NEW YORK Magazine reports the rumor that Trump is considering a purchase, as is conservative Michael Bloomberg. Such a take-over could mean that liberalism loses a key platform for expressing its point of view. Also reporters and editors who make a living working for THE TIMES in a downsizing industry could be forced out. Any buyer would want to man the front lines with his or her own picks.
If I were employed at The New York Times Inc. I wouldn't be sleeping well. Incidentally, I have been sleeping much better since I surrendered my fantasy of remaining young, migrated away from youth areas such as social media, and now leverage my background in social media for ghostwriting for deep-pocketed clients for their bylined commentary in brandname media. Unlike social media, ghostwriting isn't glutted. And unlike speechwriting, it isn't a game for those under-30. It could just be that I will be purchasing a weekend getaway in Rhode Island. Happy days could be here again.