"Rest assured, our father, rest assured. The land is not to be sold."
But over the old man's head they looked at each other and smiled.
That scene from The Good Earth popped into my head as I read this article about the WaPo's cash-vampiring Graham family. The Bancrofts, former owners of Dow Jones, had similar proclivities.
It makes me wonder about the Battens of Landmark and the steady bleeding of the News & Record.