Amazon chief Jeff Bezos buys Washington Post for $250m

Paul Farhi, at the Washington Post:
The Washington Post Co. has agreed to sell its flagship newspaper to Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos, ending the Graham family’s stewardship of one of America’s leading news organizations after four generations. Bezos, whose entrepreneurship has made him one of the world’s richest men, will pay $250 million in cash for The Post and affiliated publications to the Washington Post Co., which owns the newspaper and other businesses.

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  1. Hopefully this means that their new paywall will be included in every Prime membership.

  2. Amazon won't be involved, but I wouldn't be shocked to see red-vs-blue op-eds mysteriously replaced by exciting discussions of the need to maintain the status quo on interstate commerce regulation and value-added taxation.

  3. This is a pretty great hobby. He can meet with the other antique collectors and talk about when his purchase worked properly.

  4. At least the Koch brothers didn't get it...

  5. I don't care how many times he says Amazon technically isn't involved. Someone that just closed a deal for $800 million to have his company host CIA servers shouldn't own newspapers.

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