Dan Savage on the VVM-New Times Deal

october 24, 2005  09:32 pm
"With its purchase by New Times, the VVM chain will be owned by a smaller, more anti-establishment corporation than it has been in years," blogs The Stranger's editor, mocking the New York Times' suggestion that the deal raises "questions about whether The Voice and its siblings can preserve their anti-establishment roots as part of a growing corporation." The Voice's last three owners -- Savage notes -- have been a collection of investment bankers, pet food magnate and billionaire investor Leonard Stern, and "left-wing rabble-rouser Rupert Murdoch."