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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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To: RoosterRedux

>>how he valued the company<<

He didn’t, at least not correctly. A fifth of the sale amount could have started a state of the art online publication with quality staff (or, those from the WaPo if quality wasn’t important).


101 posted on 08/05/2013 8:30:21 PM PDT by 1L
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To: Second Amendment First

A to Z news on line, for the liberals to read, delivered to you via your virtual paper box. AmaZon


102 posted on 08/05/2013 8:48:31 PM PDT by ReformedBeckite (1 of 3 I'm only allowing my self each day)
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To: Second Amendment First

Bingo! Another “media” source owned and operated by liberals.


103 posted on 08/05/2013 9:10:14 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: DoughtyOne
That’s okay. I give it about three years before he’s selling it for 10 cents on the dollar.

I agree it's a terrible investment, but $250 million is about one hundredth of his wealth. This is his ticket to political influence and a more powerful social circle. Or maybe he'll give it to his wife so she can have a hobby.

104 posted on 08/05/2013 9:49:28 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Second Amendment First
"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."

Now, where is the outcry from so-called "progressives"? Remember how they go after those "right-wing conservatives" who, they fear, may purchase a newspaper or a network?

105 posted on 08/06/2013 7:56:34 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Revolting cat!

I miss watching Bezo the Clown on tee vee.


106 posted on 08/06/2013 8:27:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SamAdams76
Of course not, the Onion is a serious newspaper compared to the Washington Compost.

LOL!! Too true...

107 posted on 08/06/2013 9:03:19 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: DoughtyOne

Bezos bought the WaPo to influence legislation and the legislators that vote on it.

He wants the Marketplace Fairness Act passed in the House (already bought it’s passage in the Senate from Dirty Harry).

The MFA will seriously disadvantage small local businesses expanding onto the internet, leaving Bezos in control of the internet retail market and selling his services to those small entrepreneurs who sign up to be AZ affiliate sellers because the MFA makes it to difficult, confusing and expensive to do it on their own.

This is collusion and corruption between big business, big media and big government. Crony crapitalism is going to serve the rest of us a turd sandwich.

Obama sees the MFA as a cash cow that will save the profligate dem controlled states that are nearing bankruptcy (NY, CA, MA, etc).


108 posted on 08/06/2013 9:07:01 AM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with brute force, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: matt04

Yes, probably a safe bet...


109 posted on 08/06/2013 9:17:25 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Moonman62

I like the wife idea. Good one...


110 posted on 08/06/2013 9:17:57 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Valpal1

Interesting thoughts. Thanks for the explanation.


111 posted on 08/06/2013 9:23:17 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Wealthy Lefties trying to save failing Liberal Rags appears to be the official meme of the day.

Too big to fail and too cheap to pass up, I guess. If your message can't find an audience, why not buy one?

112 posted on 08/06/2013 9:35:49 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Thus, my opponent's argument falls.")
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To: Catmom
Does this mean we can read WaPo for free on the Amazon.com site now?

Free isn't cheap enough for that rag.

113 posted on 08/06/2013 10:10:49 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
He only bought it for political influence.

Hmm, good point.

114 posted on 08/06/2013 10:11:59 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Valpal1

Or, he doesn’t give a Rats A** about influence etc and will flip this to the Koch Brothers for a quick profit.

After all, the post would never sell directly to the Koch brothers.


115 posted on 08/06/2013 7:27:47 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: hal ogen
$60,000,000 for fish-wrapping or bird-cage-liner.

With hardly any ads, it's really declined to a disgusting leftist, hate-America pamphlet.

I just get it for the forearm-length plastic wrapper which makes a handy dog poop bag. On rainy days, you get two.
116 posted on 08/06/2013 7:44:05 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Zeneta

Bezos spends millions on lobbying, so he obviously cares about “influence.


117 posted on 08/06/2013 9:02:21 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with brute force, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: GeronL

My gawd, they actually SPEAK like that, too!


118 posted on 08/07/2013 9:55:05 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Moonman62

As the WSJ mentioned, the value of Bezos’ Amazon stock typically fluctuates more in a DAY than what he paid for WaPo.

This is a “cheap” ticket to insider DC.


119 posted on 08/07/2013 9:59:39 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Valpal1

And I bet there are (or will be) all sorts of restrictions on AZ Affiliate sellers, right?

No firearms dealers allowed, for instance.


120 posted on 08/07/2013 10:15:08 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: GeronL

Yeah it looks like an AOL joke.
I once sent a cartoon idea to a cartoonist pal of mine showing the ubiquitous AOL discs (this was 1998) falling from the sky, hitting people waiting for the bus in the head, falling out of hymnals at church, creating quizzical looks on the faces of parishioners, etc. etc.


121 posted on 08/07/2013 10:45:04 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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