The NY Times publishes a p.r. piece for Bloomberg that reveals Mayor Mikey has "donated" over $1.1 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins, in the last forty years.
As such, Johns Hopkins has become an offshoot of Bloomberg LP/NYC - just another Bloomberg fiefdom where he gets to do what he wants when he wants because he's writing the biggest checks.
The article is such a suck-up piece that I have to think the rumors that Mayor Mikey is looking to buy the Times must be true.
Struggling financially, the Times has been canning lots of staff lately - including senior editors.
But if Mayor Mikey buys the paper, they too can enjoy the kind of largesse that Johns Hopkins enjoys - unlimited cash so long as they promote a Bloombergian agenda.
As New York Magazine put it, Bloomberg will become "a long-fabled white knight for beleaguered Times staffers."
The Times sucks already - it consistently promotes a corporatist, neo-liberal, imperialist agenda in both the news coverage and the abysmal op-ed pages.
But just wait until Mayor Mikey gets his hands on the NY Times and turns it into the Bloomberg Times - that agenda will be even worse.