Jeff Bezos Is Reaping What He Sowed
Jeff Bezos Is Reaping What He Sowed
Jeff Bezos, the dude who started the behemoth called Amazon in his garage, got his shorts in a knot because the National Enquirer dared blackmail him! He wrote quite the piece over at Medium yesterday afternoon. Of course the sympathy and the laughter started rolling in. My take this mess? Jeff Bezos is reaping what he sowed.
Here is a man who built a multi-million dollar empire. He owns the Washington Post, is an inventor, and is decidedly a Democrat. However, none of that stopped him from making an exceptionally stupid choice. He had an affair and destroyed a 25 year marriage. We all knew the divorce was going to be ugly. Did we know it was going to get THIS ugly and this strange? No.
Bezos’ ode in Medium is quite something. He called out David Pecker, the owner of the National Enquirer. He calls out the reporters for daring to blackmail him. Why were they attempting to blackmail him?
Oh, I don’t know. Perhaps because he and his fling, sexted each other? Perhaps because she was stupid enough to show others what he sent? He’s like seriously happy about what he wrote and threw out there for all of us to see!
I’ve written a post about developments with the National Enquirer and its parent company, AMI. You can find it here: https://t.co/G1ykJAPPwy
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) February 7, 2019
Again, the fact that Bezos published this at Medium instead of dealing with it through his attorneys is quite something.
Yes, I know. Many of our readers will want to go and read the whole thing. It’s right here.
Needless to say, Twitter has been LITAF regarding this entire mess. As if yesterday wasn’t a stupendously laughable dumpster fire already because we’d all been discussing the ramifications of cow farts, Bezos had to have his own HOLD MY BEER! moment.
There are a several things that got my attention with this mess.
He had to do a BUT TRUMP ORANGEMANBAD! slam in the beginning.
“After Mr. Trump became president, he rewarded Mr. Pecker’s loyalty with a White House dinner to which the media executive brought a guest with important ties to the royals in Saudi Arabia. At the time, Mr. Pecker was pursuing business there while also hunting for financing for acquisitions…”
At least he quoted the NY Times and not his own publication for that one.
Then he slammed David Pecker for allowing his publications to …get political. I kid you not.
“American Media emphatically rejects any assertion that its reporting was instigated, dictated or influenced in any manner by external forces, political or otherwise.”
Of course, legitimate media have been challenging that assertion for a long time:
I literally busted out laughing at the above. Has he READ his own paper lately? The WaPo has ended up with egg on it’s face so damned many times in just the last 8 months, none of us can keep up! Among the top 10 of their flubs? Brett Kavanaugh and the Covington Boys.
Washington Post couldn't manage to cover the governor's race in its own backyard, but it had no problem sending a D.C. reporter to the Kentucky home of federal judge Amul Thapar to accost him because one of his children graduated from Covington Catholic. https://t.co/HUswVACO5x
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) February 7, 2019
Of course folks are having fun with all this mess.
“…and your plan is to blackmail this person?” pic.twitter.com/hvUiejNhz0
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 8, 2019
REAL JOURNALIST DON’T DO THIS!
Be assured, no real journalists ever propose anything like what is happening here: I will not report embarrassing information about you if you do X for me. And if you don’t do X quickly, I will report the embarrassing information.
BULLSHIT. Bezos, your own damned paper, the Washington Post published scurrilous unfounded accusations about Brett Kavanaugh and celebrated it! They didn’t even bother to threaten people NOR did they bother to track down ummm FACTS.
YOUR paper hasn’t even issued an apology for what was done to Brett Kavanaugh and his family. And yet here you are lecturing the National Enquirer, which has long been known as a trashy gossip rag, about REAL journalism? The unmitigated gall is breathtaking here.
Here’s the biggest thing though.
Jeff Bezos has four children.
Their dad decided to go 100% public about how much of a jackass he is and has been to them and to their mother. Can you imagine what they are dealing with right now??
Jeff Bezos is big man on campus because Amazon and stuff. That’s all fine and good.
But this? This makes him a very very small man in my opinion.
Feature Photo: Flickr, Steve Jurvetson, via Creative Commons, cropped and modified