We have to admit, when we heard Aaron Kushner – a really rich guy – was planning on bidding $200 million for The Boston Globe, we got a little excited. The plans he talked about sounded inspiring to us. Well, Janet Robinson has rained on our parade, because she told Globe staffers the paper “is not for sale.”
Obviously this means things are better for the Globe, so we should just shut up and be happy. Robinson said that the paper’s finances have improved recently and she was only commenting to calm the rampant Kushner rumors. She also told the Globe that there was more to the New York Times holding onto it than just money:
One of the things we say often, and it can’t be said enough in this community: The New York Times is very proud of The Boston Globe. We’re very proud of the progress we’ve made. We’re very proud of its commitment to quality journalism.
If you didn’t count, that’s proud times three. Or proud to the third power. Or a proud tricycle.
Okay, we’ll stop now.