Mainstream Media in the Age of trump


#1266

Ginger, get the popcorn.


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#1269

A reminder, this is what Bezos looked like last year at the Sun Valley conference

He’s got nothing to be ashamed about. Far from it. And they tried to blackmail him with that?


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#1271

What a scumbag organization AMI is. Hope this will lead to their justly deserved destruction.


#1272

Turns out, trying the blackmail the richest man in the world is dumb.


#1273

Well Jeff Bezos just jumped a few hundred notches in my respect for him. Ballsey , decisive and frankly as he points out, you shouldn’t have to be as rich as him to be protected from scum like the National Enquirer.


#1274

AMI is lucky it is happening here, and not Russia. They would be dead already.


#1275

I can’t believe all this people affiliated with Trump are turning out to be outright criminals. He’s like the most unlucky person in the world.


#1276

Will there be any consequences? You think people who visit the site or buy the magazines care about this?


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#1278

I mean it’s a crime and pretty plainly spelled out in the emails so I would hope these people will be going to jail. But that might be my naive thinking on this.


#1279

Pretty sure extortion is illegal, and you go to jail.


#1280

This is some wild shit.


#1281

It’s the married part that they are trying to get him with. They repeatedly mention his wedding ring being visible in the letter. I didn’t follow it, or care, but I assume this all will be used his his divorce settlement.


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#1284

The ever-reliable Renato Mariotti chimes in with a useful thread about whether this constitutes a crime by the Enquirer that the Feds would prosecute (TLDR: no, it isn’t)

Though it leaves out the more interesting and pertinent question - is there any civil action that Bezos could bring against the Enquirer? Because a civil suit would be an obvious way for Bezos to get revenge. (Not by winning it, mind you; that’s hardly necessary. As the guy with the much deeper pockets, all Bezos needs is an excuse to start a lawsuit that will cost the Enquirer millions in legal fees and tie them up in court for years.)


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