New York Times
Rupert Murdoch wanted it more that anyone else, including potential bidders General Electric, Pearson and Ron Burkle. “He wanted it more than all the tut-tutting media organizations who offered little more than rhetoric,” writes David Carr. “And he wanted it more in the end than the Bancrofts did — or at least he offered more than they were able to pass up.” || Related Times story.
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