Conspiracy Theory


The president recently gave a speech at an Amazon facility. CEO and founder of Amazon Jeff Bezos just bought the Washington Post.

Connect the dots, people! It’s a conspiracy. So says Breitbart editor and man-who-believes-Sesame-Street-is-turning-children-into-gay-socialists Ben Shapiro.

On August 5, The Washington Post announced Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon, was purchasing the paper and affiliated publications for $250 million in cash. In response, Shapiro baselessly speculated that Obama’s July 30 visit to an Amazon fulfillment center in Chattanooga, Tennessee — where he gave a speech focused on the need to raise the minimum wage and support middle-class Americans — was evidence that “the Post is now Bezos’ latest political tool in a crony capitalist effort to work with the Obama administration”

I don’t know about a conspiracy, but I find it comforting that Jeff Bezos, the new owner of the Washington Post, is considered to be an enemy by the esteemed fellows at Breitbart.

  • rickmassimo

    Because, um, crony capitalism is all about raising the minimum wage and providing a good middle-class living for people?

    Do they even try to make any sense anymore?

  • kingfrazer

    You know, JM and Bob, I love you guys and read your site every day, but please remember that not all the people who consider themselves enemies of Amazon are people like Ben Shapiro. Some of us, like me and my wife, are good hard-working liberals who happen to own independent bookstores. The battle between Amazon and brick-and-mortar bookstores (and other small businesses) is a topic you guys rarely, if ever, cover.

    • PinkamenaPanic

      And this has what to do with anything?

  • trgahan

    The conservative media entertainment complex engages in a lot of hypocrisy and projection…but if they keep up the “crony capitalist” accusations they are going to tear the space time continuum and undo existence.