Election

FAKE NEWS? Bernie Slams Washington Post for Unfair Coverage, Blames Amazon Owner for Bad Press

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.13.19

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders slammed the Washington Post for their unfair coverage of his presidential campaign this week; suggesting the newspaper’s owner -Amazon founder Jeff Bezos- was behind the bad press.

“I talk about (Amazon’s taxes) all of the time,” Sanders said Monday night in New Hampshire. “And then I wonder why The Washington Post, which is owned by Jeff Bezos, who owns Amazon, doesn’t write particularly good articles about me. I don’t know why.”

“We have pointed out over and over again that Amazon made $10 billion in profits last year. You know how much they paid in taxes? You got it, zero! Any wonder why The Washington Post is not one of my great supporters, I wonder why?” he asked.

The top editor at the paper responded to Sanders’ attacks hours later.

“Sen. Sanders is a member of a large club of politicians — of every ideology — who complain about their coverage,” Marty Baron said in a statement. “Contrary to the conspiracy theory the senator seems to favor, Jeff Bezos allows our newsroom to operate with full independence, as our reporters and editors can attest.”

Read the full report at Fox News.