Amazon Founder Bezos To Buy Washington Post

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    Aug 05, 2013 9:36 PM GMT
    Amazon Founder Bezos To Buy Washington Post

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/amazon-founder-bezos-to-buy-washington-post.php
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    Aug 05, 2013 9:59 PM GMT
    I just saw this. Whoa.
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    Aug 06, 2013 12:09 AM GMT
    Good, maybe the papers coverage will become fair or maybe Bezos will shut it down.
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    Aug 06, 2013 12:14 AM GMT
    Just what we need more liberal newspapers we def Dont have enough of them lol
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    Aug 06, 2013 12:18 AM GMT
    Will he Newsweek it?

    Jonathan Capehart is sweating. He always thought "I'm black, they can NEVER fire me - and I'm gay AND black - they can REALLY never fire me!"

    Those days are over, black sissyboy. You're about to be queer-digitized.
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    Aug 06, 2013 12:25 AM GMT
    In other news (about the news), NY Times just took a $970 million bath on the Boston Globe.

    Times is always calling on government to punish business; looks like Pinch punished it just fine without gov't.

    Social Justice, meet Poetic Justice.
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    Aug 06, 2013 12:32 AM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    mx5guynj saidGood, maybe the papers coverage will become fair or maybe Bezos will shut it down.

    I agree. It's become a right-wing rag in the last ten years. Maybe he'll finally move it leftwards.

    Amazon is a multinational corporation worth billions of dollars. It is known to engage in tax evasion and some other dubious practices. Why on Earth do you think this might move the Washington Post leftwards?
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    Aug 06, 2013 12:39 AM GMT
    Really, tax evasion? Do tell.
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    Aug 06, 2013 12:43 AM GMT
    AstroGeek said
    Aristoshark said
    mx5guynj saidGood, maybe the papers coverage will become fair or maybe Bezos will shut it down.

    I agree. It's become a right-wing rag in the last ten years. Maybe he'll finally move it leftwards.

    Amazon is a multinational corporation worth billions of dollars. It is known to engage in tax evasion and some other dubious practices. Why on Earth do you think this might move the Washington Post leftwards?

    Amazon didn't buy it. Jeff Bezos bought it personally. Don't know how that will effect any move to the left or right.
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    Aug 06, 2013 12:54 AM GMT
    I guess he's into collecting outdated antiques.
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    Aug 06, 2013 1:08 AM GMT
    Philibuster said
    AstroGeek said
    Aristoshark said
    mx5guynj saidGood, maybe the papers coverage will become fair or maybe Bezos will shut it down.

    I agree. It's become a right-wing rag in the last ten years. Maybe he'll finally move it leftwards.

    Amazon is a multinational corporation worth billions of dollars. It is known to engage in tax evasion and some other dubious practices. Why on Earth do you think this might move the Washington Post leftwards?

    Amazon didn't buy it. Jeff Bezos bought it personally. Don't know how that will effect any move to the left or right.

    Fair enough, but I think my point still stands.

    WJohnP saidReally, tax evasion? Do tell.

    Oops, realized I mixed up some terms there. I think it was using tax havens, actually. Which in my mind is no better, but is nonetheless different in the eyes of the law.
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    Aug 06, 2013 1:12 AM GMT
    Matiz saidI guess he's into collecting outdated antiques.


    Awesome - agreed. The Post is a dinosaur - no one really cares about it anymore. We can get our news anywhere
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    Aug 06, 2013 1:25 AM GMT
    AstroGeek said
    Philibuster said
    AstroGeek said
    Aristoshark said
    mx5guynj saidGood, maybe the papers coverage will become fair or maybe Bezos will shut it down.

    I agree. It's become a right-wing rag in the last ten years. Maybe he'll finally move it leftwards.

    Amazon is a multinational corporation worth billions of dollars. It is known to engage in tax evasion and some other dubious practices. Why on Earth do you think this might move the Washington Post leftwards?

    Amazon didn't buy it. Jeff Bezos bought it personally. Don't know how that will effect any move to the left or right.

    Fair enough, but I think my point still stands.

    WJohnP saidReally, tax evasion? Do tell.

    Oops, realized I mixed up some terms there. I think it was using tax havens, actually. Which in my mind is no better, but is nonetheless different in the eyes of the law.


    Indeed, and it shows that the "problem" is only in your mind.
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    Aug 06, 2013 1:33 AM GMT
    The Post is my local paper. Oddly enough, I had just cancelled physical delivery after 26 years as a subscriber, and gone to an all digital subscription.

    Amazing all the right wing freaks who are gloating, like this is some sort of comeuppance.

    I actually expect things will improve, and I don't anticipate any move towards the right. It's already a pretty centrist news outlet. The right wing freaks' blathering to the contrary.
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    Aug 06, 2013 2:05 AM GMT
    People who complain about tax havens can't even define a tax haven. Even experts are in disagreement as to what constitutes a tax haven.

    There might be as much as $30 trillion hidden away out there. This represents perhaps $200 billion in lost tax revenue for the US.

    The question is how to get this money back to the US. Reasonable tax policy is the answer, not punitive regulations and government coercion.

    Until that happens, I'm glad all that money is denied the US government for the moment.

    It has gotten so ridiculous that even certain US states are "accused" of being tax havens, including Alaska, Delaware, Florida, Nevada, Texas, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming. I imagine North Dakota will soon be added to the list, given its recent boom in natural gas and oil.

    US Virgin Islands is also recognized as a tax haven.

    So even if a state or territory in the US decides to enact tax codes which make it attractive to capital, the "Social Justice" types cry foul.