Jeff Bezos Goes Public


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 and his writing website

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  1. Avatar Oscar Gordon says:

    I would love for Bezos to send AMI down the tubes after Gawker.Report

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

  3. Avatar LeeEsq says:

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

    • Avatar James K says:

      What part of this looks like bribery to you?Report

      • Avatar Stillwater says:

        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 says:

    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 says:

    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

    • Avatar pillsy says:

      just the tip

      Yup, that’s what they have a picture of.Report

      • We’ll know for sure whether Bezos is Jewish.Report

        • Avatar pillsy says:

          This is the unkindest cut.Report

          • This needs to be discussed very circumspectly.Report

            • Avatar George Turner says:

              Here’s one of my favorites:

              David’s watch was not working. He remembered passing a little shop with clocks and watches in the window, so he took the watch in for repair.
              “Can I help you?” asked the man behind the counter.
              “I want this watch repaired,” said David.
              “I’m sorry. I don’t repair watches.”
              “Well, how much for a new one then?” asked David.
              “I don’t sell watches.”
              “You don’t sell watches?”
              “No, I don’t sell watches.”
              “Clocks, you sell clocks then? How much for a clock?”
              “I don’t sell clocks.”
              David was getting exasperated. “You don’t sell watches, you don’t sell clocks?”
              “No, I’m a mohel,” replied the man.
              “Then why do you have all those clocks and watches in the window?”
              “If you were a mohel, tell me, what would you put in the window?”Report

  6. Avatar Stillwater says:

    Alternate post title:

    Bezos Rolls Over Pecker’s LogReport

  7. Avatar pillsy says:

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