When Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post, a popular theory that emerged was Michael Bloomberg purchasing The New York Times (if it ever went up for sale). However, David Remnick, editor-in-chief of The New Yorker, says that’s not going to happen. Why? Because Bloomy hates the Times.
Remnick, appearing on This Week, explained “Mike Bloomberg is a great innovator, but I have to say, I’ve heard straight from the horse’s mouth that he detests the New York Times… Mike Bloomberg thinks that the New York Times has an opinion page on the front page and he loathes it.”
That probably settles that issue, but still, you have to wonder Bloomberg could end up buying the paper simply because he hates it so much.
If Bloomberg did, then he could change the Times to fit his vision. Which we imagine would feature plenty of articles praising Bloomberg.