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Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Lying won't regain your credibility, WaPo

Because Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post, President Trump calls it the Amazon Washington Post.

"Amazon does not own The Washington Post. President Trump, however — impervious to certain facts and armed with a Twitter account — has tried hard to convince the public otherwise," the New York Times said.

Wrong. Untrue. A lie. Show me where President Trump said Amazon owns the Washington Post.

The public knows -- or should know -- that Bezos bought the newspaper because he wants to protect Amazon's federal tax breaks as well as its deal with the post office that costs the service an average loss of $1.46 per package delivered.

Martin Baron of the Post denied Amazon has any influence on his newspaper.

"There isn’t anybody here who is paid by Amazon. Not one penny," Baron told the Times.

That is a lie.

Jeff Bezos received $1,681,840 from Amazon last year.

If Baron wants to restore the Washington Post's credibility, he must begin by not lying.

14 comments:

  1. 1. Find it on Amazon
    2. Buy it elsewhere. Be willing to pay more for Principle's sake.

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    1. I often do just that, particularly to check out some "really great deal". Amazon is not always the cheapest.
      BUT... that said, I live in the Oregon Outback an hour and a half from the nearest big box store. I need just two things out here to compensate for that: a good internet connection, and UPS/FedEx service. I won't give up my Amazon Prime anytime soon, but I do watch for alternatives.

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    2. I go there for the reviews, especially on items that are a little more expensive.

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  2. Another case of his detractors taking him literally and not seriously while we do the opposite. Didn't work in 2016, but for some reason they think it will work now. How dense is that?

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  3. Just saying it ain't so don't make it not so, Joe.

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  4. I always thought that the Prime membership of $99 a year was right next door to stealing. I mean, we must've gotten - or had delivered to others - about 60 packages in 2017. $1.46 a delivery. Holy shit, Big D. I'm woke.

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  5. Yeah, I avoid Amazon. I use Ebay & Walmart. Walmart has free two day shipping on most items, no membership required.

    DCP

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  6. Real billionaires answerable to real investors must really scare you folks. Trump's inability to manage anything not kept afloat as a criminal money laundering operation is painfully obvious as his dumpster fire administration. Wife beaters, crooks, oligarchs, nepotistic idiot kids, plenty of scum that can't pass simple background checks, and this is supposedly draining the swamp? He even admits to his rubes that he didn't really mean it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3GBFrabGrc

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  7. From the Examiner: "And Amazon is happy because it has a deal that takes advantage of a loophole in the law that gives it a taxpayer-subsidized deal none of its competitors could get or match."

    Not true. The same deal with the post office IS available to Amazon's competitors, but apparently none has taken advantage of it, certainly not on the same SCALE as the behemoth Amazon. Follow the link within the article to the original article in the WSJ and you will find a comment by the current Postmaster General, who says she IS actively looking to make similar package delivery deals with other companies who compete directly with Amazon.

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  8. You need a Valium and a good lie down mate .Any further paranoid outbursts like this could see you committed for T D S therapy.

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  9. My comment was addressed to anonymous.Not Iapetus.

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    1. We ignore anony. You lose 15 IQ points after reading one of his nonsensical posts.

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