Comments on: The FT in play A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: thispaceforsale Wed, 07 Nov 2012 21:52:19 +0000 Seems out they wouldn’t have sold Penguin outright as well.

By: MrRFox Wed, 07 Nov 2012 17:25:22 +0000 On can’t help but shudder at the though of TR-techies getting their paws on TE’s excellent blog-site and dumbing it back to the stone-age level that makes Reuters’ blogs so … quaint.

By: Eericsonjr Wed, 07 Nov 2012 17:16:27 +0000 Yah, but Murdoch has had no trouble . . . .

By: simonpieman Wed, 07 Nov 2012 07:28:11 +0000 Felix
You omit a key consideration.
The FT serves (informally) as Pearson’s poison pill.
Nobody could bid for the company without becoming subject to the most intense scrutiny – by the Establishment. None of the dodgy characters who bought papers in the 1960’s through Thatcher’s reign (Maxwell and others best left unnamed) would now pass muster.

Worth a billion or so to management, wouldn’t you say?

By: mfw13 Wed, 07 Nov 2012 02:08:37 +0000 Note to companies trying to make inroads into China….do not publish any articles dicussing the accumulation of wealth by the families of China’s leaders.

Bloomberg’s website has been blocked for almost six months since publishing an article about the wealth accumulated by Wen Jiabao’s family.

The New York Times website has been blocked for about three weeks now since publishing an article about the wealth accumulated by Xi Jinping’s family.

It’s going to be hard for any western media property to practice real journalism without running afoul of the Chinese censors.