CEO of U-T Denies Reported Efforts to Buy L.A. Times’ Parent Company

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By: Ken Stone | La Jolla Patch

U-T San Diego’s publisher mistakenly told a GOP women’s gathering Monday that he was in negotiations to buy the Chicago-based Tribune Co.—owner of the Los Angeles Times and other major newspapers.

Late Monday night, U-T San Diego CEO John Lynch told Patch that publisher Doug Manchester, “who had just returned from traveling, misunderstood [a question from the audience] and indicated the U-T was interested in the Tribune.”

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