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.
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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.”
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