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.”