Amazon CEO’s newspaper orders 20-man army to dig up dirt on Trump
May 11, 2016: Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, who is also a Democratic Party donor and controls a personal investment firm that owns the Washington Post, ordered up an army of 20 newspaper staffers to scour Donald Trump’s life for any dirt they could find on the then-presumptive GOP nominee for the White House.
“There’s a lot we don’t know,” Washington Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward told the National Association of Realtors Convention in Washington. “We have 20 people working on Trump. We’re going to do a book. We’re doing articles about every phase of his life.”
Woodward specifically said he has been investigating Trump’s real-estate deals in New York. “The New York real-estate world is more complex than the CIA,” he said.
Bezos, a Seattle billionaire and the world’s 19th wealthiest man, purchased the Washington Post in 2013 for $250 million. In February, Trump accused Bezos of buying the paper to increase his political influence.
“[Bezos] bought the Washington Post to have political influence, and I gotta tell you, we have a different country than we used to have. He wanted political influence so that Amazon will benefit from it – that’s not right,” Trump told supporters during a rally in Fort Worth, Texas. “And believe me, if I become president, oh, do they have problems. They’re going to have such problems.”
Later in the same speech, Trump said, “When they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money.”
‘Runaway bride’ action doll for sale
May 11, 2005: Never underestimate the ability of the entrepreneurial spirit to turn tragedy into entertainment.
Even as Jennifer Wilbanks, the Georgia woman who disappeared days before her wedding date and ended up in New Mexico by way of Las Vegas, was entering a medical treatment program “to address physical and mental issues,” a company known for marketing culturally relevant action figures was introducing a limited-edition “runaway bride” doll.
Sporting Wilbanks’ shoulder-length dark hair and pearly-white smile, the new doll joined Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Sen. Hillary Clinton in the “Female Heroes” section.
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