Jeff Bezos has been considered The Washington Post’s saviour since he bought it in 2013. But recent scandal around his personal life has shaken some Post employees’ image of him. Post employees expressed mixed feelings, with some saying the scandal humanized him and others being less forgiving. Jeff Bezos has been credited with rejuvenating The Washington Post since he bought the paper a little more than five years ago. Amid great angst about the future of traditional news media, he’s been heralded as the ideal steward, using his billions to save the paper while leaving the editorial side alone. The top editor Marty Baron said that under Bezos the paper had enjoyed “complete independence” on the editorial side, hired 150 news staffers, and added “a lot” of engineers. But in January, the tycoon became embroiled in scandal when sexy photos and texts he sent to his mistress were leaked to the National Enquirer. He also got a black eye … [Read more...] about Jeff Bezos saved The Washington Post — here’s what employees are saying about his recent scandals
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politics Fake editions of The Washington Post circulated across Washington on Wednesday, falsely claiming that President Donald Trump had stepped down. The impostor publication, dated May 1, 2019, featured an extra large headline: "UNPRESIDENTED," and went on to state, "Trump hastily departs White House, ending crisis." A fake website designed to look like the Washington Post's website carried similar language.Story Continued Below "There are fake print editions of The Washington Post being distributed around downtown DC, and we are aware of a website attempting to mimic The Post’s," the Post's PR account tweeted. "They are not Post products, and we are looking into this." Other headlines on the fake website read, "Celebrations break out worldwide as Trump era ends" and, "From #MeToo to 'You're Fired.'" It was not immediately clear who created the fakes. A "trickster activist collective" called The Yes Men claimed to have produced the paper, along with writer Onnesha … [Read more...] about Fake editions of Washington Post falsely claim Trump steps down
Emily Heil and Paul Farhi, The Washington Post Published 11:07 am PST, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Volunteers distribute a lookalike "special edition" of The Washington Post, date May 1, which predicts Trump leaving office after months of women-led protests on January 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. Volunteers distribute a lookalike "special edition" of The Washington Post, date May 1, which predicts Trump leaving office after months of women-led protests on January 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images For Yes Labs Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images For Yes Labs Image 1 of / 25 Caption Close Image 1 of 25 Volunteers distribute a lookalike "special edition" of The Washington Post, date May 1, which predicts Trump leaving office after months of women-led … [Read more...] about Fake editions of The Washington Post handed out at multiple locations in D.C.
Prankster activists “The Yes Men” distributed fabricated Washington Post newspapers to commuters in Washington, DC on Wednesday. The group also created a fake website meant to look like the Post’s. WASHINGTON – Pranksters distributed fabricated copies of the Washington Post newspaper to commuters in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday depicting the removal of President Donald Trump from office. The left-wing performative activist group “The Yes Men,” who frequently craft elaborate hoaxes and pranks, were behind the fake Washington Post papers, which activists handed out at D.C.’s Union Station and the Farragut North Metro station in downtown Washington. The Yes Men, along with activist trickster L.A. Kauffman and author Onnesha Roychoudhuri, created the fake paper and the stories on its accompanying website meant to look like the Post’s own site. The fake website also linked to the Washington Post in the “About Us” and … [Read more...] about Left-wing prankster activists ‘The Yes Men’ hand out fake Washington Post newspapers at several D.C. locations
President Donald Trump “has not risen to the mantle” of his office, and his “words and actions have caused dismay around the world,” Mitt Romney wrote Tuesday in an op-ed for The Washington Post. The scathing rebuke of Trump’s leadership from the former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential nominee comes just two days before Romney is set to be sworn in as Utah’s junior senator. Story Continued Below The op-ed — titled, “The president shapes the public character of the nation. Trump’s character falls short.” — also suggests Romney will not shy away from criticizing the president in ways that cost lawmakers such as outgoing senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) considerable political clout within Trump’s Republican Party. “With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable," Romney wrote. "And it is in this province where … [Read more...] about Romney savages Trump’s leadership in Washington Post op-ed