In this Nov. 11, 2013 file photo, Las Vegas Sun Publisher and Editor Brian Greenspun speaks in Las Vegas. Greenspun has accused the company that owns the Las Vegas Review-Journal of trying to kill their cross-town rivalry with a bid to buy out his newspaper and Internet interests. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Sun, Steve Marcus, File) LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL OUT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The publisher-editor of the Las Vegas Sun has accused the company that owns the Las Vegas Review-Journal of trying to kill the cross-town rivalry with a bid to buy out his newspaper and Internet interests.
Sun Publisher Brian Greenspun alleged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas that an offer from Stephens Media LLC violates federal antitrust law and a 1989 joint operating agreement overseen by the U.S. Justice Department.
“The Review-Journal was a monopoly in 1950 when my parents started this newspaper,” Greenspun told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “They’ve been trying ever since to be a monopoly. My job is to keep the Las Vegas Sun as healthy as I can keep it, so southern Nevada has two competing and viable reportorial and editorial news products.”
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