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Aug 15 2013

The Bezillionaire Times

Amazon’s bezillionaire CEO is buying The Washington Post, America’s second-most prestigious daily newspaper. Jeff Bezos only had to pay $250 million, less than 1 percent of his $28 billion personal fortune. Has plutocracy finally overwhelmed our press? Some veteran journalists fear the worst. Another grand old family of American journalism, the lament goes, has stepped …

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Aug 08 2013

Unfit to Print: Suddenly, all self-respecting billionaires need to own at least one newspaper.

What’s the hottest trend among men who have it all? writing essays for money Buying islands and Picassos is out. Buying newspapers is in. We’re not talking about subscriptions here. All self-respecting billionaires should own at least one newspaper, preferably a big one. Within a single week, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos agreed to spend $250 …

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