The Press: I Like the Business

I Like the Business"

Bulky, cherry-cheeked Roy Herbert Thomson, 66, was once described by a female employee as "a money-grasping old goat, but a dear old goat at that." In London, where he now headquarters, he has been variously called "the Henry Ford of journalism" (by the Observer), a "ruthless hustler with a Midas touch" (by the Communist Daily Worker) and "a religious man." This last description comes from Thomson himself, who adds: "It's against my religious principles to lose money."

Whatever anyone may think of him, one fact about Roy Thomson stands...

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