The MSM seems to be treating this as a very big story. I can’t imagine why, although for them I suppose it’s a sort of inside baseball. But I’ll provide this thread for those of you who want to talk about it.
To me it just seems like a guy with a ton of money bought a plaything to fool around with. The WaPo sold for $250 million, considerably more than its poor step-cousin the Boston Globe, but mere chump change to Bezos, whose net worth is 100 times that (estimate: $25 billion).
Bezos made his fortune by having a great idea, Amazon, and successfully developing it at just the right time. As for politics, he’s described as a libertarian, but has also donated much more money to Democrats than Republicans, so that sounds like a very odd sort of libertarianism to me. I have no expectations that the newspaper will change into something worth reading under his helm, but I’d love to be pleasantly surprised.
ADDENDUM: The name “Bezos,” combined with all that money, made me think of this:
And then, looking at the translation of the lyric from Spanish to English, there’s this. Had Ilsa been listening to “Besame Mucho” as well as “As Time Goes By”?