10 tweets about Jeff Bezos buying the Washington Post
The news struck like a bolt from the blue: Amazon's chief was buying one of the most stories newspapers in American History for $250 million.
The news breaks
The jokes start
Perspective: In private hands
- — Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu)Mon, Aug 05 2013 13:53:13Key thing about the transaction: it puts the Washington Post in private hands. No longer a public company; rather a Bezos joint. His, solo.
Perspective: How much money? (Yes, that's me.)
Based on your past purchases
- — Marc Ambinder (@marcambinder)Mon, Aug 05 2013 13:46:36Based on your previous purchases, Jeff Bezos, you might also like: — The Los Angeles Times — The Orlando Sentinel — Newsweek
- — Matthew Baldwin (@matthewbaldwin)Mon, Aug 05 2013 13:46:58The actual cost of The Washington Post is $247 million, but Bezos added $3 million of pens to the order so he could get the free shipping.
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