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Beautiful Losers: [Salon CEO Dave] Talbot and [Radar founder Maer] Roshan have at least one trait in common: hubris. That’s not a criticism,…

Beautiful Losers: [Salon CEO Dave] Talbot and [Radar founder Maer] Roshan have at least one trait in common: hubris. That’s not a criticism, for without beat-the-odds confidence industry legends like Henry Luce, Hugh Hefner and Jann Wenner would never have founded their magazines and raked in fame and fortune. But financial ruin, which Mr. Talbot and his backers now face (and, if my bet is correct, Mr. Roshan will encounter within 18 months), has a way of pushing would-be media titans into the large gallery of forgotten loudmouths.

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