Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Announces $1 Million Gift From Jeff Bezos

On Tuesday, at the Freedom of the Press Awards, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press announced a $1 million gift — the largest personal contribution in the organization’s 46-year history — from Amazon Chief Executive Officer and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos.

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3 thoughts on “Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Announces $1 Million Gift From Jeff Bezos

  • May 24, 2017 at 9:34 am

    ever heard the expression: conflict of interest? besides, who is limiting the freedom (not only of the press but of expression in general)? here’s the answer: political correctness, that’s who … and who is guilty of political correctness? a rhetorical question …

  • May 24, 2017 at 10:42 am

    The Washington Post is no longer a newspaper, it is a lobbying tool. Talk about big money in politics, how abut buying the D.C. hometown newspaper to push your Amazon agenda?
    I lost faith in the WaPo and no longer trust their reporting on anything having to do with Washington D.C. They are agenda driven.

    • May 24, 2017 at 3:13 pm

      precisely! the wapo introduced reporting using unnamed (and thus uncheckable) sources long time ago …
      they have been also claiming that they introduced investigative reporting … not so: any good reporting must be investigative … otherwise you might as well just publish news releases and be done with it …
      besides, even though i never agreed with his world view, i recall a german-writing czech journalist named egon erwin kisch … that’s the guy who made investigative reporting his bread and butter: at the beginning of the 20th century …
      as you stated perfectly, they are agenda-driven, and that is NOT journalism …
      after more than a half of a century in this business, i have developed a definition: reporters are those who report news, journalists are those who think THEY are the news … and that’s what wapo has become …


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