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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Washington Post sold to Amazon's Jeff Bezos for only $250 million

Jeff Bezos, Mackenzie Bezos
Mr. and Mrs. Bezos
What is this?  A very successful capitalist now the owner of the main newspaper of DC?  Oh crap say the libs.  The paper I view and read as a liberal bastion of bullshit is owned by a rich dude from Seattle!  I actually don't expect any changes in the paper since Bezos is not changing the present editor so you libs can breathe easier. HERE is a article on the sale and a bit about Bezos.


 Bezos apparently has been interested in journalism for a long time.  He is worth 22 billion bucks and is "exploring" things to keep his interest apparently.  I suppose a person buys something to either simply "possess" it or has a desire to change it into a reflection of himself and his interests.  Which will it be, hmmm.

I will guess that Bezos just wants to possess the paper and will stay away from the liberal rag's bent.  Too much of a problem to turn away from the eight decades of BS pushed by this paper and its subsidiaries  The Post sold their Newsweek ownership for one buck not that long ago.  Newsweek is now a digital mag since their policies of timber cutting came back to bite them in the ass.  Newsweek became a failure many years ago and was on life support most of those years.  I used to subscribe to Newsweek as I did Time Magazine, Sport Illustrated, the Sacramento Bee and National Geographic.

When I had a radio talk show I used those magazines and newspapers for info.  But then in the 90's  things started changing and these mags and papers started getting to lefty politically for me.  Political correctness and environmental extremist crap was their main style and I just could not deal with their lies and misinformation.  I did try for a while.  I thought, well, maybe I can justify the subscriptions by using them as a source for the BS I have to counter on the show and in other venues.  Over a period of time I finally couldn't deal with their crap any longer and I cancelled them all.

I was very sad about the National Geographic.  I had a subscription for many years but when they started putting their politics into every story and claiming all kinds of bogus science as facts (global warming for one, rain forest demise another), I had to quit them.  All the mags and newspapers sent me requests to come back but I would send those letters back with a note that when they started to at least allow both sides in their articles that they were talking to the wrong guy.  Now we see all the mags and newspapers in deep trouble economically.  I was not the only person who got fed-up apparently.  But they never changed, the people who owned and ran them (and this is many across America) are stuck in their make believe world of liberalism and their hated enemy, capitalism has taken them out.  Don't have any money?  Going out of business?  Well hell try to talk to the one half of America you never listen to. Maybe you would survive!

I wrote many letters to the Washington Post and many others over the years.  All I said was "Hey!  The article you wrote on sea levels, timber harvesting, spotted owl habitat or taxes etc., was lacking the opposing view".  They would rarely reply but usually it was something like, "you are a doofus and we are smarter than you so shut up".  Not to good of a public relations style eh?

So, the newspapers, now the biggest or at least the once most important ones, are going belly up.  Even the New York Times is having big trouble.  Our local paper, the Union, is getting thinner and the fonts are getting smaller.  I have to use a magnifying glass to read the damn thing.  But since it is local I still have a subscription.

In my view I saw all this coming thirty years ago when I was a County Supervisor. The local paper was run by a lib editor and every story was biased against we conservatives.  Our comments were always on the pack page in the last paragraph.  The front page was reserved for the intelligent liberal's comments.  Of course I learned from some smart people why that was always the case.  The journalist graduated from "liberal arts" colleges and were all taught the same things. They were taught to put the conservatives comments at the end of the story and on the back page because they knew people tired of reading fast and rarely went to the back page extension of the story.  Things changed long after I was out of office though when Jeff Ackerman took the reins of the Union Newspaper.  At least he was a fair minded person and was not a mind-bot liberal journalist.  I still miss his style.

I think we will see most of the newspapers change hands into those people who have the money.  Entrepreneurs.  But hopefully these people will realize that if they want those papers and magazines to survive they need to start appealing to all Americans.  They need to be fair and to allow debate.  They need to stop using the Borensteins for science or at least allow debate on his biased AP screeds.  We get too see the success of networks like FOX News and its parent company FOX.  They allow both side to have a say.  Something the other networks don't.  And we need to see the local stations like KCRA stop those little liberal comments after their biased stories on many issues.  I would like to see them do continuous stories on economically successful people.  Well at least as many as the sob stories of some poor white child on the streets. 

So there we are.  Bezos, smart capitalist buys a liberal newspaper.  What will really happen.  Especially after Bezos had that great big fight with California the last couple of years.  Will he allow the journalists to keep trashing his way of life or will he influence them to be fair?  Only time will tell, but I think the paper will die in a few years as liberal journalists never change.



21 comments:

  1. Todd does not believe the rain forests of the world are in peril! Sure there, Todd. We understand. They are prospering, doing so well! Sure they are.

    The biggest question I have is why would anyone with a sense of self-respect would actual state that in public? So, have to give you credit there old timer for flying in the face of factual reality. You're certainly in the 1% on this issue! Wonder if you've bought into the round earth theory yet?

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    1. Yes Jimbo, I am known for my courage in confronting you nutty eco types who spread false stories to a willing press to raise money. The total size of the Amazon rain forest is estimated to be about 3,179,715 square miles, which is almost as big as the U.S. I recall your ilk was telling Americans and others 20 years ago that the rainforest was losing a 100 square miles per day to slash and burn ag and timber and it would be gone by 2000. Seems it is still there eh?

      You lib extremist eco fans are too funny. When times get slow in your fund raising you bring out the demise of the big cats and the destruction of the rainforest. You need to read more.

      Oh, and the term old timer is incorrect. The new 63 is 43, haven't you heard?

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    2. In less than 100 years, the Amazon rainforest went from 14% of the earth surface to less than 6% today.

      You're a real genius, ain't ya?

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    3. I agree with you that I am a genius. Thanks forpointing that out JimbObama.

      Now supply the readers with some links to legitimate sources to prove your claims. No Rainforest Action Network stuff though. Good luck.

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    4. Only a brain dead right winger would need a link to the hundreds of thousands of articles about severe deforestation in the rainforest. But you could point me to your Newsmax or similar source that claim the rainforests are healthy.

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    5. It appears you are the brain dead one Jimbobama. I simply asked for your links backing up your points and that they not be a eco partisan organization and the above is your response.

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    6. No need for links. Every google search on deforestation and the rain forest brings up the same information- 7,100,000 results on deforestation alone. Look at the wikipedia entry for deforestation for a nice long summary of the issue.

      Facts are facts, except in Todd's bizarro world. Flat Earth Society member too?

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    7. So the sum total of yur info is a google search eh? I thik you belong to the dunce society. LOL! Too funny.

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    8. Jimbo is right. 7 million links that tell the tale of deforestation and rainforest destruction, which is contributing to climate change. That much is settled science. Why can't you produce some evidence to the contrary?

      VM

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    9. Yeah yu know there are a few thousand hits of my name on google yet I am sure you would ot believe them. You people are too fuuny. Can't answer a simple question. When you get a link from a scientist not connected to a eco group let me know.

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    10. There are no links from actual scientists in denial of rain forest destruction. Perhaps thats why you think they are all linked to eco groups. Eco groups have the science behind them.

      Is there a chance of a flat earth, Todd?

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    11. You seem to rely on headers in Google for your science. Maybe you need to start reading some actual science then get back to us. Too funny.

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    12. Todd, for the 10th time,

      Show us some scientific studies that debunk the idea of deforestation and rainforest destruction. Posts from lunatic bloggers in the hinterlands are not acceptable, but anything else resembling science I will accept. Yes of course, People will laugh at your ideas of science, but thats OK, really, because they laugh at you many more time each day on much more mundane topics! Will never judge you, promise.

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    13. For the tenth time show me your science Jimbo not just eco nut links.

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    14. Oh as far as laughing at me, I agree, I am a funny fellow in a comedic sense. You are just plain boring.

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  3. Rumor has it that Bezos is ideologically uncommitted and somewhat naive, though he has evinced some leanings to port. His main interest is implementing some ideas to make an established print publication into an online communications powerhouse. Keep us posted.

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    1. I will George. I have to say I have high hopes he is a true capitalist.

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    2. The most important retail CEO in history is far from naïve, business or social issues. How ridiculous George.

      VM

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  4. thanks todd. Amazing how some people can't get beyond what and how to think. When I look at the earth and our solar system it's easy to see how little we know about it. It's pretty big, and what we do know is that mankind isn't in charge of whatever it does. he earths climate has been continually changing for as long as its existence. Glaciers melting carving valleys. Then a super volcano spews sulphur into the atmosphere causing another ice age within weeks time. The thing that disgusts me is the liars that prey on dumb people in order to exploit them. Keep up the common sense Todd. It's wonderful.

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    1. It is truly amazing how the liberal mind works (if at all). In the case here, how hard is it for them to get me untainted links to prove their case? It must be since they dodge and rely on Google headers for their scientific proof. They are why the country is so screwed up in my opinion. Rather than doing due diligence, they just cite DailyKos of Earth First crap.

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