Rich Galen

Even if he had purchased the Kansas City Star or the Houston Chronicle there would have been a few passing nods of interest by the coastal media, but the Washington Post?

It was amusing to watch the owners of the New York Times quickly announce that their paper was not for sale, although the New York Post and Daily News should stake out Mayor Michael Bloomberg's (net worth $27 billion) digs to see if Times chairman Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. or any member of his family is seen sneaking in or out.

The best tweet about the sale was by someone who wrote:

Now that you've bought the Washington Post, you might also be interested in these papers: The Chi Tribune, the Balt Sun, & the Miami Herald

The deal won't even close for another couple of months, but already my eyes have glazed over.

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at