By: Michael Wolff | The Guardian
The rising discussion about whether the Sulzberger family will sell the New York Times – now that the Graham family has sold the Washington Post – identifies two different media camps.
One camp asks the question “will they?” as a way to reassure themselves that, even in the maelstrom, some boats make it. We do not all drown. The treasure is preserved.
The other asks the question “will they have to?” in a way that is shaded by schadenfreude and that presumes some amount of inevitability – and even invites the deluge.