Would-be mini-magnate and Adelaide Review
proprietor, Spaniard Xavier Moll, dropped into Australia a few months
ago, saw his paper was a shambles, lopped off a few heads, and warned
the survivors that they had to make a profit or he’d be selling the
paper.

The poor Review has its moments, but reading it is
like watching an old friend die. And sometimes you wish they’d just put it out of its misery.

Crikey reported rumours last year that Moll had approached the Adelaide Advertiser (prop. R Murdoch) to take the masthead off his hands last year.

Crikey
now hears that Moll paid around the million mark for the title, though,
and is asking too much for anyone to be interested – yet.

Peter Fray

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