This has been one hell of a week. It started a week ago Monday when talks with the OC Weekly got serious. They wanted to close the deal by the end of the quarter, which meant I didn’t have a lit of time to pull together the funding and lawyers needed to accomplish such an acquisition. Adding to the fun was my planned trip to the State Democratic Party Convention in San Jose. It seems nothing ever happens at the best time.
That said, the purchase of a major print publication in a conservative republican county by a consortium of liberal bloggers lead by the two year old blog TheLiberalOC.com could not be happening at a better time.
Ever since I was publisher of my high school newspaper, I have wanted to run a print publication. The acquisition of the OC Weekly fulfills that dream. It will provide a great group of writers with the opportunity for more people to read their commentary, as well as provide journalistic legitimacy to this team of bloggers.
I could not be more proud of our new team at TheLiberalOC Weekly. We will work hard to retain your trust and hope that you continue to read what we have to say. We hope we can remain successful at combining humor and factual reporting that both entertains and informs our readers.
Thank you for your support.