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The Next Owner of ‘Newsweek’ Will Be Jewish

A plea against one of the candidates

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Say no to Drasner.(Horkulated)

The three bidders still in the mix, according to the New York Times, are audio equipment tycoon Sidney Harman; tastefully named hedge fund guy Marc Lasry; and Mort Zuckerman chum Fred Drasner. All three are Members of the Tribe. (Harman is thought to be the front-runner.)

Some words of wisdom for The Washington Post Company, the current owner of a wonderful magazine: Don’t sell to Drasner. In addition to helping publish Zuckerman’s New York Daily News, Drasner invested a minority stake in Daniel Snyder’s ownership of the Washington Redskins. The following decade has been one of fleeting mini-success that has served only to punctuate steady mediocrity, culminating in last season’s 4-12 catastrophe.

Now, granted, the Skins are back on the right track, with a new general manager, head coach, and quarterback, and are poised to go 10-6 and make the playoffs (mark me down!). But Drasner no longer owns any stake—Snyder bought him out—so he gets no credit for this. In fact, in case you didn’t notice, I have just decided to make him my scapegoat for my past ten years of mostly-misery.

So, Washington Post Company: Read your own paper, and make the wise decision.

Audio Tycoon’s Newsweek Bid Said To Be Favored [NYT]

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Mike Shapiro says:

Honestly, this scared me. By using the (altered) Redskins logo, I was afraid that Dan Snyder would end up with Newsweek and we would lose, yet another, information outlet.

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Brendan Mishulovin says:

Dennis VanDerGinst I am aware wouldn’t be on board

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