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Report: Manchester Intersted In Buying Union-Tribune

In an interview with KPBS media partner Voice of San Diego today, local developer Doug Manchester confirmed rumors that he is considering a deal to buy The San Diego Union Tribune:

By Rob Davis -- Downtown hotelier Doug Manchester confirmed this morning that he's considering a purchase of The San Diego Union-Tribune, the local newspaper currently owned by Platinum Equity, a Beverly Hills private equity firm. "There's lots of people interested in that asset," Manchester said. "There has not been anything completed. We're looking at it. It's a very complicated transaction if it were ever to come to fruition."

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Peking_Duck_SD | November 7, 2011 at 6:49 p.m. ― 5 years, 4 months ago

So the Union Tribune will go from being a right-wing embarrassment to .........

staying a right-wing embarrassment.

I have lived in SD for over a decade, and have never subscribed to this inept excuse for journalism.

I did, however, frequent the online version which I read and commented on daily up until a few months ago.

I became so dismayed with the bias, poor journalism, sloppy spelling and grammatical errors, and blatant agenda-pushing for the local GOP displayed by the "news" paper that I vowed to never read it or visit their website again.

I haven't, and I am much more informed and better for it.

There are far more reliable news sources for our region (like KPBS).

Doug Manchester is an active, divisive, partisan political activist who donates money and holds political events at his home.

He is also a womanizer who just went through a messy divorce.

How can someone who is so divisive run a "news"paper that is supposed to represent all of San Diego?

I guess since the UT has never been objective it will just be a wash when and if Manchester buys it, but I have a feeling this will be the final element needed to sink this "news" outlet.

The UT was sold not that long ago and is obviously flailing and desperate, and I hardly think selling it off to a controversial political hack like Manchester will do anything but ensure it finally comes to an end.

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