Philip Anschutz, who bought the Examiner in 2004 and the Weekly Standard in 2009, will acquire all the assets of the family-owned Oklahoma Publishing Company (OPUBCO), which include the Oklahoman and its website NewsOK.com; various hotels and other real estate; an aviation company; artwork; water rights; a cable company; and other properties. “Mr. Anschutz approached us with a unique offer in early June, says OPUBCO chief executive Christy Everest. “There are amazing similarities between the interests and conservative values of The Anschutz Corporation and those of OPUBCO.” The sale price wasn’t disclosed.
> Shafer in 2005: Does Anschutz know something the rest of us don’t?
> Haber in 2009: Why is Anschutz in business with Michael Jackson?