Gambling King Adelson Buys Influencial Las Vegas Newspaper

Published Thursday, December 17, 2015 -
Gambling King Adelson Buys Influencial Las Vegas Newspaper

The recent confirmation that Sheldon Adelson has purchased a newspaper comes as no surprise when considering the mission to outlaw online gambling federally the casino magnate has embarked upon. Getting his particular message out to the public forum Mr. Adelson needs media control and owning an influencial news source is a vital component. The use of media for political purpose has been a staple of US history since the first printing press.
The purchase of the News + Media Capital Group LLC by Las Vegas and Macau gmabling business billionaire, and one of America's largest political donors, owner of the Las Vegas Sands Corp. sounds like history repeating itself in the so called swing state of Nevada. It appears the new owners were trying to keep the purchase by such a politically motivated consern low key and realatively quiet. Much to the dismay of the corporation that bought the paper employees and the the 7,500 member Society of Professional Journalists, put the dots together revealing a direct route to the Las Vegas Sands and Sheldon Adelson The Las Vegas Review-Journal manager Michael Schroeder told to the  told newsroom staff that the anonymous new owners “want you to focus on your jobs … don’t worry about who they are.” CNN Money reported that the quote was edited from an article in the process.
On Tuesday, Adelson had reportedly claimed that he has “no personal interest” in the paper.
Once the news hit the streets reporter Carol Cling tweeted, “no matter who owns the Review-Journal, they don’t own us.”The Adelson family confirmed their ownership in a statement, “This week, with each of the Republican candidates for president and the national media descending on Las Vegas for the year’s final debate, we did not want an announcement to distract from the important role Nevada continues to play in the presidential election.”


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