Swashbuckler Scott Galloway Inching Into NYT Boardroom

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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The reign of the "Muffkateer" over the New York Times is nigh! According to papers filed yesterday with the SEC, the two hedge funds fighting for four of the 13 chairs on the board of the Times Company have succeeded in amassing 19 percent of the company's common stock—nearly four times the 4.9 percent stake the funds had acquired just a month ago.

The two hedge funds, Harbinger Capital Partners and Firebrand Partners, are both commandeered by current NYU prof Scott Galloway, better known to his ZBT frat bros at UCLA as "The Snatch-Buckler," "The Vagilante," and "The Trim Reaper." (A student of his at the Stern Business School knows him simply as "jackass.")

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