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Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos
Washington Post ^ | August 5, 2013

Posted on 08/05/2013 1:40:07 PM PDT by Second Amendment First

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1 posted on 08/05/2013 1:40:07 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

Because it wasn’t liberal enough?


2 posted on 08/05/2013 1:41:32 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

Does this mean we can read WaPo for free on the Amazon.com site now?


3 posted on 08/05/2013 1:42:04 PM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: Second Amendment First

That’s okay. I give it about three years before he’s selling it for 10 cents on the dollar.


4 posted on 08/05/2013 1:42:13 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Second Amendment First

From one liberal to another. Much ado about nothing—except Bezos will have cash to pour into it.


5 posted on 08/05/2013 1:43:08 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: Second Amendment First
Charming.

"Amid the boisterous fallout over the president of Chick-fil-A’s comments against gay marriage comes another business leader taking a very different stand on the controversial issue. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has donated $2.5 million to help pass a same-sex marriage referendum in Washington state. Same-sex marriage was legalized in the state in February, but opponents got enough signatures to put the law in front of voters."

Here comes the new boss, same as the old boss.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-leadership/post/amid-chick-fil-a-uproar-amazon-ceo-jeff-bezos-takes-a-stand-on-gay-marriage/2012/07/27/gJQA2Zy2DX_blog.html

6 posted on 08/05/2013 1:43:13 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Now it will become a real lefty rag.


7 posted on 08/05/2013 1:44:02 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Catmom

Expect WaPo CDs to arrive in the mail, every other week.


8 posted on 08/05/2013 1:44:05 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Second Amendment First
Now to be known as the The Washington People's Daily
9 posted on 08/05/2013 1:44:43 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Second Amendment First

Q: How is a liberal newspaper like a swimming pool?

A: They are both holes in the ground that you pour money into.


10 posted on 08/05/2013 1:44:54 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: Second Amendment First

He must need a tax write-off............


11 posted on 08/05/2013 1:45:45 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: abb

Washington Pravda


12 posted on 08/05/2013 1:45:45 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Second Amendment First

Wealthy Lefties trying to save failing Liberal Rags appears to be the official meme of the day.


13 posted on 08/05/2013 1:46:12 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Second Amendment First; a fool in paradise

Jeff must be needing an excuse for getting as far away as he can from his old lady in Seattle on a regular basis.


14 posted on 08/05/2013 1:47:48 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Second Amendment First

I could not resist. “Dinosaur Media Death Watch”
Oh how the mighty phrases have fallen.


15 posted on 08/05/2013 1:48:15 PM PDT by shineon
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Expect WaPo CDs to arrive in the mail, every other week.

You gotta 'splain that one?

16 posted on 08/05/2013 1:48:48 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

AOL joke?


17 posted on 08/05/2013 1:49:54 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Second Amendment First

My first thought was that the Democratic Party purchased it.

But, I realized that there was no reason to waste money on something that already is well inserted up the Obamabutt.


18 posted on 08/05/2013 1:51:06 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: GeronL

Maybe, I remember getting a sh!tload of AOL CDs but never one from Amazon.


19 posted on 08/05/2013 1:51:40 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Second Amendment First

Amazon Post?


20 posted on 08/05/2013 1:51:47 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: DoughtyOne

I hope so. He only bought it for political influence.


21 posted on 08/05/2013 1:53:04 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: Catmom

Yes, but only on a Kindle Fire.


22 posted on 08/05/2013 1:53:27 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Second Amendment First
Are they going to get out of paying taxes now?

And what are the less talented members of the Graham family going to do with their lives now?

There's only room for so many of them in Congress ...

23 posted on 08/05/2013 1:53:43 PM PDT by x
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To: DoughtyOne
I would like to know how he valued the company considering it is an industry in the middle of an unpredictable transformation from paper to digital.

Of course, if anyone has a good idea of what is going to transpire, it would be Bezos.

My guess is that other papers will now trade off this transaction's pricing (until the market can see the actual results in profitability of Bezo's plans for the Post).

24 posted on 08/05/2013 1:55:08 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Liberals' first line of defense is emotion...the fall back position is specious reasoning.)
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To: GeronL

Another Sugar Daddy steps up to keep a propaganda ministry afloat.


25 posted on 08/05/2013 1:55:58 PM PDT by abb
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To: Sgt_Schultze; Catmom
>> Does this mean we can read WaPo for free on the Amazon.com site now?
Yes, but only on a Kindle Fire.

Or with Amazon Prime. You can get the newspaper delivered via expedited two-day shipping at no additional cost.

26 posted on 08/05/2013 1:57:30 PM PDT by NautiNurse (That is retarted, Sir.)
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To: Second Amendment First

TV Advertising surcharge - great way for red states to raise money from liberals.


27 posted on 08/05/2013 1:57:43 PM PDT by o2bfree (Lindsey Graham is left of South Carolina.)
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To: Second Amendment First

All super-wealthy people need a media outlet

Either to promote their own interests, tell a story how they want it told, protect themselves from extortion, threaten uncooperative politicians, or to become a member of the establishment and play ball with them.

$250 million is chump-change for Bezos, but he immediately becomes a player in Washington DC. He won’t expect to make money with the Compost - probably only hopes to keep losses to a minimum.

What happened to Buffet’s stake?


28 posted on 08/05/2013 1:58:00 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Second Amendment First; SunkenCiv

Well, if anyone can keep WAPO’s doors open when it isn’t earning any money, it’s Bezos.


29 posted on 08/05/2013 1:58:25 PM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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Comrade Bezos takes charge of DC Pravda

For the greater glory of the order of Obama, the great and wonderful Jeff Bezos, his magnificance has graced the presence of this journal of leftist opinion. May Vladimir himself smile down in this most wonderful of unions, allowing us to continue to smite thine enemies of socialism.
Comrade Barack Obama, President and Chairman of the USSA is pleased with this union and his wise benevolence is praiseworthy indeed. Glory to the future of the socialist USSA!
30 posted on 08/05/2013 1:58:40 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Second Amendment First

It appears that Jeff left behind the only segment of the comPost Company that makes
money ... a subsidiary notorious for milking the government's student loan cash cow!

31 posted on 08/05/2013 1:59:23 PM PDT by Zakeet (Democrats: Making everything free in this country except you)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I do this over joining the political contributions circuit in Washington.


32 posted on 08/05/2013 1:59:39 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: House Atreides
Much ado about nothing—except Bezos will have cash to pour into it.

Fools and their money.

33 posted on 08/05/2013 2:00:57 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Exactly.


34 posted on 08/05/2013 2:01:13 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: Second Amendment First
The way things are going, I should be able to afford to purchase the New York Times in about five more years.

I shall fire the entire editorial staff and will hire some Freepers to produce the editorials. I will run a "Caption This" contest on the front page and let people submit their captions online. Whoever comes up with the best caption of the day will win a free steak dinner at Sparks Steakhouse.

It will be a fun hobby for me and I'm looking forward to it. I might even get to hang out at Martha's Vineyard with the "beautiful people" every once in a while.

35 posted on 08/05/2013 2:02:00 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: DoughtyOne

That’s the trend, but consider that selling the WaPo for “only” $250M a dozen years ago would have been a steal. My local rag is published by a broke outfit that owns 237 daily newspapers and a bunch of other crap, yet the enterprise value of the whole shooting matching match is less than $4 Million. Literally pocket change for a new owner, but who’d want it?


36 posted on 08/05/2013 2:02:12 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Second Amendment First

And in other news, Politico was sold to Karl Marx


37 posted on 08/05/2013 2:02:33 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I agree. I still maintain that if done properly, a local ‘even large’ newspaper can survive in the print format. I’m sure not going to bet this amount of money on that premise though.


38 posted on 08/05/2013 2:02:33 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Second Amendment First

What was it that Bob Woodward was saying about Obama last year? I think that it was about the sequester, Woodward was critical of Obama and the Obama administration was unhappy. I believe that Woodward even claimed that he had been threatened by a senior Obama administration official.

I guess that Bezos is going to make sure that doesn’t happen again and also take over the Obamacare public relations at the same time.


39 posted on 08/05/2013 2:02:40 PM PDT by Eva (B Obama is to Trayvon Martin as Al Sharpton is to Tawana Brawley)
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To: Second Amendment First

Sucker!

I hope he spends a boatload of money trying to keep it afloat.

It looks like the Graham family were able to keep the profitable companies that were keeping the Post afloat.


40 posted on 08/05/2013 2:03:29 PM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: Second Amendment First

Is this from The Onion?


41 posted on 08/05/2013 2:05:14 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: RoosterRedux

Bezos will include it with Amazon Prime so they can really target the ads.


42 posted on 08/05/2013 2:05:15 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

Can I say this? BFD! From one level of liberal BS to the next, it’s beginning to look like the MSM is aspiring to become yet another of Dante’s circles . . .


43 posted on 08/05/2013 2:05:31 PM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: RoosterRedux

I don’t honestly know much about the Post, it’s extended holdings and the like. I’d have to think they figured in, especially after the Boston Globe sale.

The paper can’t be worth that much on it’s own.

That’s an interesting take on the value of other papers, now shored up to some extent by this large price-tag.

I still can’t believe the Boston Glove isn’t a drag in the other direction though.

We’ll see. This guy, by paying this price, may bankrupt a lot of people based on his over-evaluation, if it indeed does turn out to be one.


44 posted on 08/05/2013 2:06:05 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Second Amendment First

If they would announce an editorial policy more realistic, more pro-American, and more conservative, I would re-subscribe immediately. Liberalism must diminish.


45 posted on 08/05/2013 2:06:28 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama does not know how bad he really is.)
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To: Albion Wilde
Is this from The Onion?

Of course not, the Onion is a serious newspaper compared to the Washington Compost.

46 posted on 08/05/2013 2:07:15 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: PGR88

But super-wealthy people like the Koch brother need not apply as their not allowed to own any of the flagship media.


47 posted on 08/05/2013 2:07:45 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: DoughtyOne

Bezos is buying stuff because his stock(like others) is way overpriced. He is playing with “funny money”


48 posted on 08/05/2013 2:08:08 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: bigbob

Yes, who would want it. I agree.


49 posted on 08/05/2013 2:08:26 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Sounds reasonable.


50 posted on 08/05/2013 2:08:53 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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