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The Washington Post lost its soul a long time ago. This may just be its final breath. I am not holding my breath for better media--more truth from this publication. I haven't taken this paper seriously for quite awhile. But I will be watchful (and maybe even hopeful) since I am an eternal optimist.

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  •  Tip Jar (1+ / 0-)
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    Mr Robert

    A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. Joseph Campbell........... Justice is what love looks like in public - Cornel West/MLK

    by leftinhamlet on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 06:03:45 PM PDT

  •  I don't usually read news from WaPo, but their (2+ / 0-)
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    akeitz, mookins

    Capital Weather Gang blog is pretty damn good.

    Facebook
    If you say "gullible" real slow, it sounds like "green beans."

    by weatherdude on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 06:12:12 PM PDT

  •  I hope the new owners sell it off (1+ / 0-)
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    Gooserock

    piece by piece. And, if there aren't any buyers they should just burn the place to the ground.

    Back only a few years ago I might not have said the above, however, given the crap that they have been spewing more recently I say burn it down.

    The only trouble with retirement is...I never get a day off!

    by Mr Robert on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 06:22:39 PM PDT

    •  The new owner is just buying the DC newspaper (1+ / 0-)
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      and it's unlikely he paid $250 million to burn it to the ground. The other parts of the Washington Post Company are remaining in the public corporation, which will be renamed.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 08:32:42 PM PDT

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  •  Life long Washingtonian here. (2+ / 0-)
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    mookins, grover

    While I've hated to see the direction the Post has gone in, I'd hate to see it go.

    It's definitely gone downhill, but I really like their local coverage

    “It is the job of the artist to think outside the boundaries of permissible thought and dare say things that no one else will say."—Howard Zinn

    by musiclady on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 06:47:35 PM PDT

  •  when all the print media disappears... (0+ / 0-)

    only the big networks will have "approved journalists" who are free to report, while the online community gets charged with the crime of protecting a source.

    Dear NSA: I am only joking.

    by Shahryar on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 06:49:22 PM PDT

  •  The requiem came years ago... (2+ / 0-)
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    mookins, Gooserock

    ...for that dead-assed upper-class imitation of a newspaper.

    I'm the plowman in the valley - with my face full of mud

    by labradog on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 07:14:16 PM PDT

  •  Don't all requiems signify finality? (1+ / 0-)
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    VClib

    Moreover, this seems to be signifying transition.

  •  Does this mean that Sally Quinn ... (1+ / 0-)
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    Papuska

    now has to invite Jeff Bezos to her parties?

    The thing about quotes on the internet is you cannot confirm their validity. ~Abraham Lincoln

    by raboof on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 07:41:27 PM PDT

  •  I anticipate (0+ / 0-)

    that the owner of Facebook bought the Washington Post for a reason.  I do not know what the reason was, but at a guess  D.C.'s major paper is going to be much less sympathetic to Congress beating on electronic privacy rights and IT corporations and private IT users like us.  

    Perhaps it will be rather less sympathetic to FISC and NSA/DEA/etc irregularities.  Many newspapers have perhaps two out of town reporters, one in DC, and they may be about to have their intellectual diet changed.

    Conceivably there will be a serious investment in good reporters who do not depend on leaks, with the consequence that Congress is not going to get away with many of the things it got away with in the past.

    Restore the Fourth! Save America!

    by phillies on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 07:57:42 PM PDT

    •  Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon.com (1+ / 0-)
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      Bezos bought WaPo.

      Mark Zuckerberg is the founder, Chairman, and  CEO of Facebook. FWIW, since Facebook is a publicly-traded company, calling him the owner isn't quite accurate. According to available information, he owns 28.2% of available stock.

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 11:19:12 PM PDT

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  •  Jeff Bezos is a great businessman. Amazon.com (0+ / 0-)

    has been one of the most innovative and disruptive enterprises  ever. It's unfortunate that the great bookstore chains are getting kicked to the curb, but Amazon has pioneered digital books, opened the publishing process to everyone, and made obscure and long out of print books available to everyone.
       It's been the biggest renovator of retailing since the Sears Roebuck catalog.
       Who knows what will happen to WaPo, but I'm sure the changes will re-energize the company.

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