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Is Jeff Bezos Using The Washington Post to Attack Competitors’ Products?

Meanwhile, The Washington Post has not written about the horrific working conditions at the Bezos-owned Amazon fulfillment centers.

By NTK Staff | 12.11.2017 @12:45pm
Is Jeff Bezos Using The Washington Post to Attack Competitors’ Products?

The Washington Post, which is owned by liberal billionaire and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has been silent on Amazon employees’ difficult working conditions while attacking the products produced by Amazon’s competitors.

The U.K. Mirror first reported on the shockingly awful conditions endured by the employees at Amazon’s warehouse “fulfillment” centers.

“Staff at Amazon’s “fulfillment” centers, where orders are put together, packed and shipped, work up to 55 hours a week for £8.20 an hour.”

The Mirror then followed up that report with one on how Amazon elected to respond to the Mirror‘s initial report by giving out one ‘celebration sweet’ in the first half of the staff’s day and another in the second half.

Now, the Mirror is reporting on the brutal conditions for Amazon delivery drivers:

“Drivers are being asked to deliver up to 200 parcels a day for Amazon while earning less than the minimum wage, a Sunday Mirror investigation reveals today.”

The Washington Post, for its part, has failed to cover any of these incidents. A quick search of The Washington Post’s news section showed that no stories had been written about “Amazon’s fulfillment centers,” “Amazon’s warehouse staff,” or “Amazon’s delivery drivers.”

However, The Washington Post has covered a string of recent glitches that have happened to Apple’s new iPhone in a story written by Rob Pegoraro on The Post’s personal-tech column.

Then in November, The Washington Post raised privacy concerns surrounding Apple’s new facial recognition software in an article titled, “Apple is sharing your face with apps. That’s a new privacy worry.”

As for the Post’s coverage of Amazon, the most recent article about the online retailer is a favorable write-up of the ongoing dispute between Amazon and Google over YouTube.

The Post’s Hayley Tsukayama reported:

“There is no obligation for Amazon to carry products of any kind, and the company has exercised its editorial decision over its products before. But it’s certainly not helping Amazon or its consumers for the company to limit its selection — particularly cutting out such popular competing products as Apple TV — without real justification.”

Bezos purchased The Washington Post newspaper in 2013, and the paper has been attacked in the past for “grossly” abandoning “the practice of separating news from opinion in its news stories.”

It would appear that this is just another example of Bezos using the newspaper for his gain.

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