Nowpublic Writers: Meet Your New Boss.
By: The Rev.
Yes Nowpublic made the announcement they soldout to The Examiner..but its for darn sure they did not tell you details about the New Boss.. Meet Billionare Philip Anschutz
This is how I feel about the sell out...it was a stab in the back, after the tough wrangling and win to oust the lying Bush administration, who got into power by stealing the election from the help of Mr.conservative billionaire Philip Anschutz; also owner of Clarity Media, and the Examiner, and now Nowpublic.
Born in Kansas in 1939, Anschutz later moved to Denver and
established the Anschutz Corp., whose operations focused on the oil
industry. By the mid-seventies, he owned oilfields in Montana,
Texas, Colorado and Wyoming as well as uranium and coal mines, and
After selling a large part of his holdings in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska,
to Mobil Oil, the company diversified. He currently heads up
Clarity Media Group, which owns the San Francisco Examiner and the
Washington Examiner, a free conservative-oriented tabloid in the
nation's capital. In mid-October, the company announced plans for
a spring launching of the Baltimore Examiner. (Clarity has
trademarked the Examiner name in 69 cities.)
Recent reports have Anschutz negotiating for control of the Knight
Ridder newspaper chain, the second-largest newspaper publishing
company in the U.S., which owns 32 dailies including the
Philadelphia Inquirer, Miami Herald and Kansas City Star.
During negotiations for the purchase of London's Millennium Dome,
the BBC dubbed him a "corporate vulture."
Anschutz is also the founder of the telecom company Qwest
Communications International Inc. According to the OC Weekly's
Nathan Callahan, in 2000, the company "encouraged employees to keep
their retirement savings in company stock even as senior executives
were bailing out, selling shares worth hundreds of millions of
dollars." SEC filings showed Anschutz had "unloaded 6.1 million
shares during that period."
After peaking at $64 per share, "six months later, the same share
was valued at 1.95 dollars." Anschutz made over $200 million in
profit, and was branded "the greediest executive in America by
Fortune magazine -- topping a list that included Gary Winnick,
founder of Global Crossing."
Qwest eventually reached a settlement that required a $4.4 million
payout to charity.
Anschutz is no stranger to philanthropy. In addition to generous
gifts to a host of mainstream charities, Anschutz-related entities
have helped bankroll a number of conservative groups including
Colorado for Family Values (CFV), the organization that sponsored
Amendment 2, Colorado's notorious anti-gay constitutional amendment
approved by the voters in 1992 and later overturned by the U.S.
Anschutz money also supported the Institute for American Values,
which campaigns for marriage and against single parenting; Enough
is Enough, which claims it is "Lighting the way to protect children
and families from the dangers of illegal Internet pornography and
sexual predators"; and Morality in the Media, established in 1962
"to combat obscenity and uphold decency standards in the media."
Between 1995 and 2000, according to OpenSecrets.org, a Web site
tracking political donations, the Anschutz Corp., and assorted
members of the Anschutz family, donated nearly $700,000 to the
Republican Party and its candidates.
Anschutz owns or has major interests in about 100 companies, including the following:
- Anschutz Entertainment Group, which has stakes in two U.S. soccer teams, including the MLS's Los Angeles Galaxy and Houston Dynamo; the NHL's Los Angeles Kings; the AHL's Manchester Monarchs; the ECHL's Reading Royals and Ontario Reign; the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers; Staples Center; Home Depot Center; the Swedish soccer team Hammarby IF, Swedish hockey team Djurgårdens IF; the German ice hockey teams Hamburg Freezers and Eisbären Berlin; the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles; and the Tour of California cycling race. In the UK they own the Manchester Evening News Arena, the London Arena, and the Millennium Dome which has been redeveloped as a multi-purpose arena under the name "The O2".
- Anschutz Film Group (reorganized Crusader Entertainment now known as Bristol Bay Productions and Walden Media). Involved in the production of the movie Atlas Shrugged, and previously involved in the production of the movie Holes in 2003 and the commercially successful The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in 2005.
- Forest Oil
- Pacific Energy Group
- 17% stake in Qwest Communications, which became a Baby Bell upon the purchase of US West
- Regal Entertainment Group, the largest movie theater chain in the world with approximately 6,000 screens. Anschutz owns more than half of the company, which is a collection of former bankrupt chains.
- Union Pacific Railroad (Anschutz is the company's largest shareholder, with a 6% stake.)
- Clarity Media Group, a Denver-based Publishing Group which includes:
- The San Francisco Examiner (purchased in 2004)
- The Washington Examiner, which was spun off from a number of D.C. area suburban dailies.
- The Baltimore Examiner, which launched in April 2006 and was shut down in early 2009. (Anschutz has trademarked the name "Examiner" in more than sixty cities.)
- Examiner.com, a hyper-local web portal where citizen journalists write on local topics, from news to blog-like stories.
- The Weekly Standard (purchased in 2009)
- The Oil & Gas Asset Clearinghouse, which is an auction company designed for the Oil & Gas Business
- NRC Broadcasting, which owns a string of radio stations in Colorado.
- Anschutz brought David Beckham to the United States. Beckham is now employed by Galaxy Media and plays on an Anschutz-owned soccer team, Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer.
- The Anschutz Investment Company purchased LightEdge Solutions in February 2008. LightEdge is a business-to-business hosted services provider focused on Wide-Area-Networking, Voice-over-IP, Hosted Microsoft applications (Exchange, OCS, SharePoint), hosted servers/storage collocation cage and rackspace and Business Continuity Services.
- On June 17, 2009, The Washington Examiner confirmed that the Examiner's parent company Clarity Media Group has purchased the Weekly Standard. 
- And last but not least..let's now include Nowpublic.Com
My warning to Mike Tippet and Mr. Brody..and others at NowPublic..is that this guy Philip Auschutz is in my opinion no better than another Bernie Madoff. He has banking connections to Smith Barney, whom is tied to Citigroup..you know the guys involved in Enron's collapse, and ultimately the collapse of the Banks in the US.....engineered by Bush to arrange his bank bailout plan....which contributed to the collapse of the US economy...
In fact this Lawsuit was launched by Ex-Attorney General Elliot Spitzer of New York....where I believe Anschutz and other Repubicans setup Elliot in having him resign from Office....for female services...other than the crimes he was working on in concern those commited by Smith Barney and Billionaire Philip Anschutz.
Take note : Citigroup is responsible for pushing forward the repealling of the Glass Stengall Act...which regulated Banks in preventing them from using share holder money for derivatives trading.
I don't know what happend to you guys at NP...who were strong and valiant and working hard to get our type of News to the Public.....because of the corruption that these Republicans commit....and now you sold us out?
You will probably ban me now....as you banned Moonwolf........I later found out....and was disappointed to see he left. He was a very good member here....and contributed greatly to get NP it's readership....and now to discover you have tied yourself to the very hypocrites we worked so hard to defeat in the last election? I am utterly speechless.....with that dagger in our backs. I think you guys have some explaning to do.....