Joe Rothstein: Washington Post Well Rid of Graham Ownership; They've Almost Killed The Paper

Aug 12, 2013, 14:23 ET from EIN News

EIN News Syndicated Columnist Joe Rothstein reports

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you happen to live in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and subscribe to the Washington Post you've been subjected to a relentless barrage of articles lately about the sale of the newspaper to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

The story du jour in yesterday's Sunday Post, top of the front page no less, is an extensive profile of Bezos, aggregated from the reporting of six Post reporters---a tome that expended considerable reportorial and editing time and resources. 

What we learn from this mega-effort of enterprise reporting is that Jeff Bezos has left in his wake some unhappy competitors and some disgruntled former employees.  This "news" is hardly surprising, given his total disruption of the retail sales, book selling and book publishing industries. You don't build a $60 billion business in 15 years out of thin air, as Bezos has, without stepping on some others' turf.

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- The Grahams Have Sold The Washington Post; Good Riddance To The Family That's Almost Killed It -

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