Bezos FTW

Lies, damned lies, and statistics.
User avatar
Pyrrho
Posts: 26338
Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2004 2:17 am
Title: Man in Black
Location: Division 6

Bezos FTW

Post by Pyrrho » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:58 am

https://medium.com/@jeffreypbezos/no-th ... 6e3922310f
Nothing I might write here could tell the National Enquirer story as eloquently as their own words below.

These communications cement AMI’s long-earned reputation for weaponizing journalistic privileges, hiding behind important protections, and ignoring the tenets and purpose of true journalism. Of course I don’t want personal photos published, but I also won’t participate in their well-known practice of blackmail, political favors, political attacks, and corruption. I prefer to stand up, roll this log over, and see what crawls out.
The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

User avatar
Abdul Alhazred
Posts: 72894
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:33 pm
Title: Yes, that one.
Location: Chicago

Re: Bezos FTW

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:01 am

It's great to be the richest man in the world even after paying off the ex-wife. :)
Image "If I turn in a sicko, will I get a reward?"

"Yes! A BIG REWARD!" ====> Click here to turn in a sicko
Any man writes a mission statement spends a night in the box.
-- our mission statement plappendale

User avatar
Anaxagoras
Posts: 22900
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am
Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan

Re: Bezos FTW

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:09 am

I'm trying to figure out how what The Enquirer is doing is different from what Hulk Hogan sued Gawker for? (And bankrupted the company)
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

User avatar
Abdul Alhazred
Posts: 72894
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:33 pm
Title: Yes, that one.
Location: Chicago

Re: Bezos FTW

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:17 am

Deeper pockets and a more loyal clientele.
Image "If I turn in a sicko, will I get a reward?"

"Yes! A BIG REWARD!" ====> Click here to turn in a sicko
Any man writes a mission statement spends a night in the box.
-- our mission statement plappendale

User avatar
Pyrrho
Posts: 26338
Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2004 2:17 am
Title: Man in Black
Location: Division 6

Re: Bezos FTW

Post by Pyrrho » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:21 am

Someone has pointed out that it's rather pathetic that the hero of this story is a guy who sent dick pics.
The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

User avatar
Anaxagoras
Posts: 22900
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am
Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan

Re: Bezos FTW

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:25 am

I will note as an aside that it is generally not easy to access The Enquirer's website from outside of the United States (maybe with a VPN or some other fancy workaround you can do it, but you need to take special measures). I think this is something they do to prevent being sued in the UK or other countries with different libel or defamation laws. Gawker was not like that. You could view their website from anywhere unless someplace like China blocks access for its own citizens.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

User avatar
Anaxagoras
Posts: 22900
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am
Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan

Re: Bezos FTW

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:24 am

Thread title over at TOP:

Bezos Exposes Pecker
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

User avatar
corplinx
Posts: 20480
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:49 am
Title: Moderator

Re: Bezos FTW

Post by corplinx » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:44 am

Ultra rich privilege

User avatar
Grammatron
Posts: 33928
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:21 am
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: Bezos FTW

Post by Grammatron » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:06 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:09 am
I'm trying to figure out how what The Enquirer is doing is different from what Hulk Hogan sued Gawker for? (And bankrupted the company)
My understanding is that the tape was stolen and Hogan got an injunction. Gawker then violated that injunction and bragged about. Further, they proceed to act in contemptuous manner during court proceedings. They played stupid games and received appropriate prizes.

User avatar
Anaxagoras
Posts: 22900
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am
Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan

Re: Bezos FTW

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:31 am



A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

User avatar
Rob Lister
Posts: 20183
Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:15 pm
Title: Incipient toppler
Location: Swimming in Lake Ed

Re: Bezos FTW

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:49 am

Pyrrho wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:58 am
https://medium.com/@jeffreypbezos/no-th ... 6e3922310f
Nothing I might write here could tell the National Enquirer story as eloquently as their own words below.

These communications cement AMI’s long-earned reputation for weaponizing journalistic privileges, hiding behind important protections, and ignoring the tenets and purpose of true journalism. Of course I don’t want personal photos published, but I also won’t participate in their well-known practice of blackmail, political favors, political attacks, and corruption. I prefer to stand up, roll this log over, and see what crawls out.
How is that not extortion? I think Bezos might soon own them too.

User avatar
corplinx
Posts: 20480
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:49 am
Title: Moderator

Re: Bezos FTW

Post by corplinx » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:19 pm

Okay, Bezos called their bluff.

Does this suddenly mean we forgive Bezos for the WaPO becoming a political organ under a charlatan doublespeak mantra about Democracy dying in the dark.

Responsibility for FakeNews rolls up the top.

I see it as a battle between two tabloids and my care meter is low.

User avatar
Anaxagoras
Posts: 22900
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am
Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan

Re: Bezos FTW

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:23 pm

corplinx wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:19 pm
Okay, Bezos called their bluff.

Does this suddenly mean we forgive Bezos for the WaPO becoming a political organ under a charlatan doublespeak mantra about Democracy dying in the dark.

Responsibility for FakeNews rolls up the top.

I see it as a battle between two tabloids and my care meter is low.
You think that's because of orders from the top, from Bezos?

Also, I'm not really buying your premise. How have they been unfair?
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

Surprise
Posts: 75
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:33 am

Re: Bezos FTW

Post by Surprise » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:07 pm

corplinx wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:19 pm
Okay, Bezos called their bluff.

Does this suddenly mean we forgive Bezos for the WaPO becoming a political organ under a charlatan doublespeak mantra about Democracy dying in the dark.

Responsibility for FakeNews rolls up the top.

I see it as a battle between two tabloids and my care meter is low.
American Democracy is not very healthy.

Some indicators are -
Voter turnout
Voter suppression
Corruption
Hyper Partisan Politics
The low quality of candidates
Public distrust of the political system

User avatar
ed
Posts: 33907
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:52 pm
Title: Rhino of the Florida swamp

Re: Bezos FTW

Post by ed » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:14 pm

Voter turnout = ƒ(Voter suppression, Corruption, Hyper Partisan Politics, The low quality of candidates,Public distrust of the political system)
Wenn ich Kultur höre, entsichere ich meinen Browning!

User avatar
Rob Lister
Posts: 20183
Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:15 pm
Title: Incipient toppler
Location: Swimming in Lake Ed

Re: Bezos FTW

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:29 pm

I've got no dog in this hunt. As far as I'm concerned WP is about on par with most of AMI media.

This is going to be real popcorn.

It isn't like Bezos can't afford a few lawyers.

Given the emails, I suspect AMI is going to go the way of Gawker.

User avatar
Grammatron
Posts: 33928
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:21 am
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: Bezos FTW

Post by Grammatron » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:54 pm

Surprise wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:07 pm
corplinx wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:19 pm
Okay, Bezos called their bluff.

Does this suddenly mean we forgive Bezos for the WaPO becoming a political organ under a charlatan doublespeak mantra about Democracy dying in the dark.

Responsibility for FakeNews rolls up the top.

I see it as a battle between two tabloids and my care meter is low.
American Democracy is not very healthy.

Some indicators are -
Voter turnout
Voter suppression
Corruption
Hyper Partisan Politics
The low quality of candidates
Public distrust of the political system
Sure if you're talking about Latin America

User avatar
sparks
Posts: 14466
Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:13 pm
Location: Friar McWallclocks Bar -- Where time stands still while you lean over!

Re: Bezos FTW

Post by sparks » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:01 pm

"American Democracy is not very healthy.

Some indicators are -
Voter turnout
Voter suppression
Corruption
Hyper Partisan Politics
The low quality of candidates
Public distrust of the political system "

You actually disagree with some of that Gram?
You can lead them to knowledge, but you can't make them think.

User avatar
Grammatron
Posts: 33928
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:21 am
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: Bezos FTW

Post by Grammatron » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:18 pm

sparks wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:01 pm
"American Democracy is not very healthy.

Some indicators are -
Voter turnout
Voter suppression
Corruption
Hyper Partisan Politics
The low quality of candidates
Public distrust of the political system "

You actually disagree with some of that Gram?
I disagree that American Democracy is not very healthy.

User avatar
Doctor X
Posts: 68755
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm
Title: Collective Messiah
Location: Your Mom

Re: Bezos FTW

Post by Doctor X » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:20 pm

The alternative is what, exactly?

--J.D.
Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

WS CHAMPIONS X4!!!! NBA CHAMPIONS!! Stanley Cup! SB CHAMPIONS X6!!!!!!