After all the intensity over primary elections, I thought a little rumor mongering might be fun. I've heard the following from three different, unconnected sources: Buffalo Sabres Owner and former candidate for Governor Tom Golisano is interested in buying Greater Niagara Newspapers.
Mr. Golisano is upset with coverage in the Buffalo News and believes the Gazette, properly funded, could be a viable alternative.
We all know how deep Mr. Golisano's pockets go, and the financial problems that have plagued GNN, so this doesn't seem so outlandish.
Then again, does a billionaire CEO really want to be in the newspaper business?
Just some fun speculation at this point. I'm curious if any of our loyal readers have heard this rumor and what you think GNN would be like under new, local ownership.