Billionaire who wants to buy the New York Daily News boycotted the tabloid in 2001

- New York Times/June 14, 2001

– New York Times/June 14, 2001

2001: John Catsimatidis pulls his ads from the New York Daily News after the tabloid puts one of his supermarkets on a “10 dirtiest” list. “I’ll go back if they fire the reporter and his editor,” he says.

2015: Catsimatidis wants to buy the News. “At the age of 66, I’m gonna have fun,” he says.

* Catsimatidis boycotted Daily News over dirty stores series (nypost.com)
* 2001: Daily News tries flattery to woo back grocery ads (nytimes.com)

– h/t Derek Rose

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