Xinhua falls for 'Bezos bought Post by mistake' spoof

Aug 9, 2013

Xinhua falls for 'Bezos bought Post by mistake' spoof

China’s official Xinhua News Agency has reported as true a satirical story that Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post newspaper by accident. The publication on Xinhua’s website came days after it posted a photo gallery of images supposedly showing a woman being ...

Purchase harks back to age of newspaper titans

| Aug 6, 2013

Purchase harks back to age of newspaper titans

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The Graham family’s decision to sell The Washington Post to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos underscores the re-emergence of wealthy individuals at the helm of major metro dailies as newspapers seek a refuge from the battering they have experienced on Wall Street. The news of ...