Press: Examiner on the Block

A major newspaper owner suffers an embarrassing trial when it tries to sell the monarch of the dailies

What would William Randolph Hearst have made of it all? Had the legendary newspaper mogul (and inspiration for Citizen Kane) been hanging out on the 17th floor of San Francisco's federal district courthouse this past month, he would have watched the company that bears his name fighting for the right to dump his beloved first newspaper, the San Francisco Examiner, in favor of buying its rival, the Chronicle. He would have heard about how the Examiner is more profitable than its owners let on. And he would have witnessed its publisher, Timothy White, admitting to "horse trading" with Mayor Willie Brown--offering...

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