Today’s profile of Douglas Manchester by Voice of San Diego senior reporter Rob Davis is easily the best article so far to come out of the ongoing media blitz being put forth by the new owner of the renamed U-T San Diego. The piece begins with some very evocative scene-setting:

It’s early morning, and Doug Manchester is sitting at a corner table in the ornate private dining room at the $300 million Grand Del Mar. He owns the place and looks the part.

The fireplace is burning, and he puts his napkin in his lap as he sips a foamy vanilla latte. A copy of the U-T San Diego rests beside him. He owns that, too.

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