Nicely, I guess the supposed war on the press that leftists have been fretting about has now distribute to the 2020 Democratic Key. On Tuesday in New Hampshire, Sen. Bernie Sanders slammed Jeff Bezos’s corporation, Amazon, and instructed the only goal that the Washington Submit does not give him constructive coverage is just since the paper is also owned by Bezos.
“I talk about (Amazon’s taxes) all of the time,” Sanders reported in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire according to CNN. “And then I question why The Washington Article, which is owned by Jeff Bezos, who owns Amazon, won’t compose especially excellent content about me. I really don’t know why.”
A spokesperson for WaPo responded, indicating, “Sen. Sanders is a member of a massive club of politicians — of each individual ideology — who complain about their protection.”
“Contrary to the conspiracy theory the senator looks to favor, Jeff Bezos allows our newsroom to work with total independence, as our reporters and editors can attest,” the paper supplemental.
Also, CNN notes that on Monday evening Sen. Sanders also slammed the New York Occasions.
In comparable claims, the Democratic Socialist recommended the crowd that he has “pointed out over and a lot more than yet again that Amazon created $10 billion in revenue previous yr. You know how considerably they paid in taxes? You acquired it, zero! Any speculate why The Washington Post is not a single of my excellent supporters, I wonder why? New York Intervals not considerably far better.”
President Trump, commonly accused of trampling on the Initial Amendment for his critics about the push, tweeted some matter very equivalent in 2017.
“Is Phony News Washington Write-up staying employed as a lobbyist weapon in opposition to Congress to keep Politicians from seeking into Amazon no-tax monopoly?” the president remarked.
Is Pretend Information Washington Report starting to be utilized as a lobbyist weapon towards Congress to sustain Politicians from on the lookout into Amazon no-tax monopoly?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2017