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Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire.

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  1. Avatar Oscar Gordon
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    I would love for Bezos to send AMI down the tubes after Gawker.Report

  2. Avatar Mike Schilling
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    I’m waiting for the defenses of the president of the US blackmailing his critics.Report

  3. Avatar LeeEsq
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    It turns out that trying to bribe the wealthiest man in the world is not easy.Report

    • Avatar James K in reply to LeeEsq
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      What part of this looks like bribery to you?Report

      • Avatar Stillwater in reply to James K
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        Right. It’s extortiony (quid pro quo on nudey pics and so on) but not bribery. I think the meat of Bezos blog post isn’t that AMI tried to extort him but what they were motivated by: an investigation into how AMI acquired texts from Bezos phone. And if we give Bezos credit for being really smart, and certainly smart enough to have really good lawyers, I think we can infer from Bezos post that his investigation uncovered enough info on that point to be *very* damaging to AMI and Pecker, and potentially Trump.Report

  4. Avatar Marchmaine
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    At first I thought you were playing the title game… then I realized I had misread the title… and found myself vaguely disappointed.Report

  5. Avatar Chip Daniels
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    What’s striking to me is the implication that this is just the tip of the iceberg, and how interconnected media and politics are.

    Where do tabloids get their kompromat? How many public figures and elected officials are under threat of blackmail?Report

  6. Avatar Stillwater
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    Alternate post title:

    Bezos Rolls Over Pecker’s LogReport

  7. Avatar pillsy
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    Eugene Volokh’s thoughts on whether AMI broke the law.Report

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