SF Examiner buys Bay Guardian weekly

Free daily SF Examiner has bought the free weekly Bay Guardian for an undisclosed sum according to SFgate.

The combination is somewhat weird as the former publication has had a clear conservative editirial line while the Bay Guardian is a progressive weekly.

The Examiner, however, has changed hands in November 2011, when a group of businessmen bought it from Denver businessman Philip Anschutz.

Clarity Media Group, owned by conservative billionaire businessman Philip Anschutz
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/25/BUMS1O8UOE.DTL#ixzz1tAtL92s3

The Guardian, started in 1962, has a circulation of 70,000 copies. The Examiner distributes 180,000 copies on average.

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