Hillary Clinton says ‘Jeff Bezos saved The Washington Post’

Hillary Clinton says that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos “saved” The Washington Post by buying it in 2013, environment an instance that some-more tech moguls should follow. “I consider Jeff Bezos saved The Washington Post,” she said, during an interview with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher during Recode’s Code Conference. “I consider a lot of people, a lot of his peers and friends, suspicion — because would we buy this ancient middle called a newspaper? But newspapers like a Post, a Journal, a Times, a few others, still expostulate news. It drives news online, drives news on TV.”

“I consider it was a really good use of his financial resources,” Clinton continued. “Because now we have a really good journal again handling in Washington, and pushing news elsewhere.”

The subject came adult during a contention of how Democrats can contest with Republicans’ clever internal radio and radio presence. “You would be a good confidant to one or some-more of a tech billionaires who wish to buy some media,” Clinton joked to Mossberg. “Well then, we’re going to have to find other people who will contest opposite what is a substantial advantage on a other side,” she pronounced when he demurred.

Since Trump’s inauguration, The Washington Post has damaged several potentially deleterious domestic scoops about a administration, including a new allegation that Trump confidant and son-in-law Jared Kushner due formulating a communication behind channel with Russia after a election. Clinton praised Bezos for a paper’s reporting, observant he was “hands-off on a editorial and calm front, and he’s fundamentally said, ‘Get out there and do investigations.’ And they’re doing some of a best investigations about what’s going on with a White House now.”

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