Last February, the Washington Post reported that Douglas “Papa Doug” Manchester, real estate developer and former owner of the Union-Tribune, had an “unsettling management style,” according to a number of former female U-T employees, who had been interviewed by the newspaper. The Post reported there had been “offensive behavior by Manchester and his team.”
The U-T then pulled a stunt: knowing of the coming Post story, it beat it to print with a story in which Manchester apologized to any “demeaned employees.” The U-T story had more detail of management misbehavior than the Post’s story did.
At the time, Manchester, who with his wife had given $1 million to the Trump campaign, was angling to be named ambassador to the Bahamas. But the appointment has been delayed and delayed. On April 4, the Bahamas Press reported that Manchester is now out of the running.The headline was “”U.S. Billionaire Papa Doug is out!” The job will go to William “Doug” Douglass, said the publication. (At 75, Douglass is around the age of Manchester.) Douglass has been visiting the Bahamas since 1962, said the publication.
Manchester last year was listed as a billionaire by Bloomberg.