No formal offer has been made but Thornton introduced his management team to the BZS people as a gesture to Wall Street and others that an announcement might be forthcoming.
After the meeting with the BZS officials Thornton informs Dikes that one of the BZS representatives asked about a story being prepared on American corporations and Middle East terrorism.
One of the BZS attorneys called Thornton the night before to say the consultant hired by Wilder is under investigation for supplying intelligence to the Israeli government while employed by the CIA.
Dikes has some serious questions to ask: Will BZS support aggressive news gathering?
If BZS's attorneys are willing to attempt to influence the broadcast, then BZS would not be a good corporate parent.
Whether BZS likes it or not, this will not be an isolated incident.
I would make sure that both Thornton and BZS understood the reasoning behind my delay.