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How Long Before Amazon's Bezos Divests Washington Post

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The history of Trump and Amazon's long-standing feud President Trump slammed Amazon, believing the company to have evaded taxes, in a tweet sent March 29. But this is hardly the first time the two have clashed.
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Yesterday I observed to a friend that it's only a matter of time before Jeff Bezos divests the Washington Post from his Amazon assets. Why? Because Trump goes after things that piss him off, and the WaPo is really pissing Trump off.

So it was no surprise to see Michelle Goldberg's NYTimes article today, The Autocrat's Playbook. She compares Trump's threats and verbal assaults on Amazon to Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan's assault on media that criticized him. He didn't attack it directly. Goldberg describes:

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"In 2009, Turkey's tax ministry imposed a $2.5 billion fine for alleged tax evasion on Dogan Yayin, a media conglomerate whose newspapers and television stations were critical of the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Under financial and political pressure, the company began unloading some assets and closing others. Last month, the billionaire Aydin Dogan sold his remaining media properties, including the influential Hurriyet newspaper and CNN Turk, to a group of Erdogan loyalists."

So I'll take yesterday's speculation a step further and prognosticate that Bezos will sell the WaPo to a private investor, maybe a hedge fund, or maybe even to Sinclair media, or another proxy for Trump and his puppetmasters, the Koch brothers.

Goldberg goes on to give examples of how media companies in Russia and Venezuela critical of Vladimir Putin and Hugo Chavez were pressured so they were sold to friendlier owners.

Trump has long had a grudge against Amazon. Recently he . has tweeted:

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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