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August 08, 2008



I had the same reaction to this very curious arrangement. The departure of Ganzi from Hearst indicated to me that others inside Hearst also questioned what their company was doing making arrangements with Singleton. An alternative explanation I might have is that Billy Dean's debt-incumbered empire is clearly fast unraveling, and Hearst is moving to save what it can. But with either my suggestion, or yours, I would think debtors could accuse Hearst of being involved in some asset-stripping scheme should Media News end up in bankruptcy court.

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