It is not a good deal because the Trust realizes that it cannot get a better return on investment other than maintaining the status quo. HSY is a well run company with a great ROI. If they accepted the offer they would be faced with the problem of investing the proceeds of the sale in low yielding government bonds or a stock market that is highly risky. The Trustees made the right decision stay the course.
Basically the staff of the Times is filled with left wing libtards. They are in a panic with the rise of Trump and they will say or do anything to destroy him. But the American people are a lot smarter than the snarky reporters of the Times.They recognize a smear campaign when they see it. How low the times has come that it is has sunk to the depths of tabloid journalism.