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

by Matea Gold

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 ...