Manchester Purchase of Union-Tribune Raises Questions of Timing

By: Matt Potter | San Diego Reader

Word this morning that Doug Manchester is buying the Union-Tribune may help explain some recent editorializing by the paper.

Don Bauder first reported here on September 29 about rumors circulating that Platinum Equity, the Beverly Hills private equity outfit run by billionaire Tom Gores, was about to seal a deal allowing controversial La Jollan Manchester to take control of the Union-Tribune, San Diego’s once all-powerful newspaper of record and political influence.

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