(53) Otis Chandler’s
Wait a minute. Wasn’t he the owner of the Los Angeles Times? What’s THAT got to do with
Well, yes, he was that, but a lot more.
Once, a long time ago, he was the President of the Associated Press, which is headquartered in
He did things like open foreign bureaus, expand Newsday into New York City, start a Sunday edition, move publication time from afternoons to mornings. He and his hench-dudes created an investigative team second to none.
When the LA Times fell on hard times, so did Newsday. Both papers are now part of
But all of this was a long time ago. And what did this prince of commerce do after they pulled the rug out from under him?
Same as a pimp. Nothing. But nothing with great style.
He didn’t have to work when he worked. He CERTAINLY didn’t have to work after they sold the Times and all of its outlets.
But by doing nothing much, he still showed he was smarter than most of his co-princes. Smart enough to stay out of the way. Unlike, say, Lee Iacocca of Chrysler. Or George Catacosinos of LILCO.
He did more for
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