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    NOLA Benson offers to buy Times-Picayune

    NEW ORLEANS In a letter to Times-Picayune owner Steven Newhouse, Saints and Hornets owner Tom Benson has made his strongest statement yet that he is interested in purchasing the newspaper, Eyewitness News has learned.
    In a letter dated July 25, a copy of which was obtained by WWL-TV, Benson writes that he and others are interested in purchasing the newspaper.

    I would welcome the opportunity to speak to you about my interest in purchasing the Times-Picayune, with others. If this is something that is an option, we can initiate this at your earliest convenience, Benson wrote.
    http://www.wwltv.com/news/Benson-Tim...163863846.html

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    Wow. Well guess I shouldn't be surprised. Does he own a local radio station? If so, between Fox 8 and this, the news would be whatever he wanted it to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickman View Post
    Wow. Well guess I shouldn't be surprised. Does he own a local radio station? If so, between Fox 8 and this, the news would be whatever he wanted it to be.
    Does he? I don't think so.

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    I don't think he does, but, that may be next on the list. I think there was speculation of it after he bought Fox 8, because he then could control the local stations that carry the Saints.

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    There's been talk that he would buy WWL radio. Not sure if that has ended or was just a rumor to begin with.
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    Newhouse family are saying they're not selling.

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