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One of San Diego’s most polarizing figures now owns its largest
megaphone. The man who calls himself Papa Doug is ready to cheer.
For the Chargers, big building projects and Jesus. But will he use
the newspaper as a bullhorn — or a bludgeon?

Doug Manchester’s partner in the Union-Tribune purchase says he
wants the paper to be pro-business. The sports page to be
pro-Chargers stadium. And reporters to become stars. ‘It’s news
information, but it’s also show biz.’

Controversy magnet Doug Manchester’s purchase of the newspaper
is the latest hairpin turn in the newspaper’s roller coaster
ride.

New owner Doug Manchester has been a polarizing figure, one
known for his brash negotiations and controversial politics.

If Doug Manchester buys the Union-Tribune, he says former radio
executive John Lynch would be involved.