Rupert Redux

He's back. No, not Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's Rupert Murdoch, who's trying to prevent the termination of the bankrupt New York Post. Five years ago, after Murdoch bought a New York TV station, federal regulators forced him to sell the tabloid. A series of inept owners followed; the latest, Abe Hirschfeld, was so despised that his workers aboused him with headlines like WHO IS THIS NUT? In desperation, New York pols are importuning Washington to let Murdoch buy the Post again. Though staff members cheer, they may still face demands to tighten their belts one more notch.

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