Captured by a blob with tentacles

All these years, I've been working for a media blob that plans to morph into fraternal twins.

Wait, it is a big ole media octopus, now cutting off tentacles.

Whatever, Jack Shafer has a sense of humor in explaining deconsolidation::

Let's make a deal. What would you pay for the Los Angeles Times, the Nashville Tennessean, the Des Moines Register, Newsday, the Dallas Morning News, the Knoxville News Sentinel, or any other chain-owned property? Don't send your bids to me a slate.pressbox@gmail.com. Send them to the newspapers' respective owners and send me the finder's fee.