Rendell declined to comment, as did Mark Block, spokesman for Philadelphia Media Network Inc. (PMN), parent company of the newspapers and website.
Evercore Partners, the New York investment-banking firm PMN hired to market the company, also declined to comment.
Earlier this month, Rendell and five others announced their interest in buying the company. The partners include South Jersey Democratic power broker George Norcross III, New Jersey businessman Lewis Katz, and Comcast-Spectacor chairman Edward M. Snider.
During the morning radio show, Giordano asked Corbett whether it was true that Rendell, who recently traveled to the Capitol to criticize Corbett's proposed changes to the state's food-stamp program, actually walked to the governor's office to deliver information on the topic.
That is what his secretary told him, replied Corbett, who mostly made light of the visit. "I wasn't there," the governor said, but he noted that he might have invited Rendell in if he had been.
Still, Corbett said of the visit: "I think that was well beyond the pale of what any former governor has ever done, as far as I know, in my lifetime."
When Corbett was running for governor in 2010, his campaign received $100,000 from Richard M. Scaife, owner of Trib Total Media, according to state campaign-finance reports.
Trib Total Media also was a "platinum" donor to Corbett's 2011 inaugural ball, meaning it gave between $15,000 and $25,000.
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