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(Politico)   The right-wing reaction to the Post being sold: A mixture of froth and vigor, but mostly froth   (politico.com) divider line 63
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2013-08-06 08:38:59 AM
Is it a  brown froth?
 
2013-08-06 08:39:29 AM
Why, what does Santorum think?
 
2013-08-06 08:44:51 AM
Really, when I heard about the sale I thought "So?"

But, hey, if Politico says that conservatives are outraged, it must be true. I mean, when has Politico ever been wrong? Amirite?
 
2013-08-06 08:49:12 AM

Arkanaut: Why, what does Santorum think?


Santorum thinks?

So, that stuff's actually becoming sentient?
 
2013-08-06 08:50:18 AM

Aristocles: Really, when I heard about the sale I thought "So?"

But, hey, if Politico says that conservatives are outraged, it must be true. I mean, when has Politico ever been wrong? Amirite?


Not sure what you read, but at no point did the article I read even imply outrage from conservatives.
 
2013-08-06 08:57:25 AM

no_dice: Aristocles: Really, when I heard about the sale I thought "So?"

But, hey, if Politico says that conservatives are outraged, it must be true. I mean, when has Politico ever been wrong? Amirite?

Not sure what you read, but at no point did the article I read even imply outrage from conservatives.


I just read the first half of the headline, then when I saw the "Politico" logo, I stopped. Farking Politico.
 
2013-08-06 08:59:41 AM

Aristocles: Really, when I heard about the sale I thought "So?"

But, hey, if Politico says that conservatives are outraged, it must be true. I mean, when has Politico ever been wrong? Amirite?


C'mon.  You can't swing a dead cat without hitting an outraged conservative.  You guys are pissed about EVERYTHING!  Liberal bias... uppity women...  the way that guy parks at sort of an angle like he owns the place.
 
2013-08-06 09:07:07 AM
A megabusiness owner buys a media outlet with his own money, and conservatives are worried? A self-made man who realizes that the liberal media can't be trusted so he does it himself? That's the conservative wet dream!

Oh, and also:
www.nndb.com
 
2013-08-06 09:08:25 AM
Do we get a free subscription with our Amazon Prime membership now?
 
2013-08-06 09:14:52 AM
A better title would be "Several conservatives commented on the sale and we would like to portray it as if they were outraged".

Meh, the printed paper is a dinosaur looking for a place to die.
 
2013-08-06 09:23:24 AM

SpankMeJohnny: A better title would be "Several conservatives commented on the sale and we would like to portray it as if they were outraged".

Meh, the printed paper is a dinosaur looking for a place to die.


Maybe Bezos is planning to shift it to all digital and distribute via the Kindle.
 
2013-08-06 09:25:57 AM

no_dice: Aristocles: Really, when I heard about the sale I thought "So?"

But, hey, if Politico says that conservatives are outraged, it must be true. I mean, when has Politico ever been wrong? Amirite?

Not sure what you read, but at no point did the article I read even imply outrage from conservatives.


When your entire ideology is based upon being a constant victim, you see persecution everywhere.
 
2013-08-06 09:26:11 AM
The Daily Caller, which also referred to Bezos as a libertarian, noted that he "donated six figures to fight a Washington state measure to impose an income tax on its wealthiest residents. He also pledged $2.5 million to defend the legality of gay marriage in Washington

The Drudge Report topped its page with a link to The Washington Post's story on the sale under the headline "WASHPOST SOLD" and a black-and-white 1972 photo of Katharine Graham, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward


Wow. Black and white you say.  How frothy.      Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
 
2013-08-06 09:27:15 AM
I think we need a little truth in advertising for that headline.

//No conservatives appear outraged in this article.
 
2013-08-06 09:34:46 AM
Aarontology:

When your entire ideology is based upon being a constant victim, you see persecution everywhere.

But enough about Sharpton.
 
2013-08-06 09:35:31 AM
Is Bezos some kind of Republican conservative type?
 
2013-08-06 09:37:02 AM

Aristocles: Aarontology:

When your entire ideology is based upon being a constant victim, you see persecution everywhere.

But enough about Sharpton.


Then it would appear you two have something in common. You guys should hang out.
 
2013-08-06 09:38:47 AM

aedude01: Do we get a free subscription with our Amazon Prime membership now?


Actually...  probably.

I can see Bezos running free subscriptions onto people's Kindles against their will since WaPo's competitors are putting up more and more paywalls.
 
2013-08-06 09:39:39 AM
Santorum?
 
2013-08-06 09:47:31 AM

KellyX: Is Bezos some kind of Republican conservative type?


No, Bezos is quite liberal. He recently donated $2 million of his own money towards marriage equality.
 
2013-08-06 09:48:12 AM
Buy the Washington Post and make all the content available free on the Kindle. You'll get all the politicians, staffers and lobbyists used to turning on their Kindle first thing in the morning and build up a lot of political goodwill. Then if the ITC ever tries to ban your products you can be pretty sure it will be vetoed.
 
2013-08-06 09:49:58 AM

Zerochance: KellyX: Is Bezos some kind of Republican conservative type?

No, Bezos is quite liberal. He recently donated $2 million of his own money towards marriage equality.


Why did they keep calling him a libertarian then... gesss...

Now I see why they're pissed, the Washington Post is going to stop being a conservative rag
 
2013-08-06 10:00:38 AM

KellyX: Now I see why they're pissed, the Washington Post is going to stop being a conservative rag


umm you must be thinking of the Washington Times. The Moonie  owned paper. The Post has always been left leaning.
 
2013-08-06 10:03:26 AM

Zerochance: KellyX: Is Bezos some kind of Republican conservative type?

No, Bezos is quite liberal. He recently donated $2 million of his own money towards marriage equality.


You're confusing social conservatives with libertarians.  Libertarians could care less with whom you screw as long as you're not negatively affecting others.
 
2013-08-06 10:04:37 AM

StrikitRich: Zerochance: KellyX: Is Bezos some kind of Republican conservative type?

No, Bezos is quite liberal. He recently donated $2 million of his own money towards marriage equality.

You're confusing social conservatives with libertarians.  Libertarians could care less with whom you screw as long as you're not negatively affecting others.


Except, of course, when they do care. Didn't RON PAUL care?
 
2013-08-06 10:07:26 AM

Carth: KellyX: Now I see why they're pissed, the Washington Post is going to stop being a conservative rag

umm you must be thinking of the Washington Times. The Moonie  owned paper. The Post has always been left leaning.


Yeah, they publish columns by that libby-lib leftypants Charles Krauthammer.
 
2013-08-06 10:13:03 AM

Carth: Buy the Washington Post and make all the content available free on the Kindle. You'll get all the politicians, staffers and lobbyists used to turning on their Kindle first thing in the morning and build up a lot of political goodwill. Then if the ITC ever tries to ban your products you can be pretty sure it will be vetoed.


Something like that. After all, in Beso's letter to employees, he says, "There is no map, and charting a path ahead will not be easy. We will need to invent, which means we will need to experiment."
 
2013-08-06 10:13:47 AM

Carth: The Post has always been left leaning.


I've found that the news coverage tends to be more towards fact-leaning, and the op-ed page a bit conservative leaning.
 
2013-08-06 10:16:55 AM

Felgraf: Except, of course, when they do care. Didn't RON PAUL care?


Ron Paul does not support government-supported/registered marriage of any sort. From what I can tell, he does not personally like it, but certainly would not support a government ban either.
 
2013-08-06 10:17:42 AM

Misch: Carth: The Post has always been left leaning.

I've found that the news coverage tends to be more towards fact-leaning, and the op-ed page a bit conservative leaning.


Hmm, that might say more about you than the "Pravda on the Potomac."
 
2013-08-06 10:24:05 AM

Aristocles: Really, when I heard about the sale I thought "So?"

But, hey, if Politico says that conservatives are outraged, it must be true. I mean, when has Politico ever been wrong? Amirite?


Well, the Yahoo! conservatives are outraged...but they are always outraged about everything.
 
2013-08-06 10:34:10 AM

Misch: Carth: The Post has always been left leaning.

I've found that the news coverage tends to be more towards fact-leaning, and the op-ed page a bit conservative leaning.


They've worked hard to balance the bias in the past 4-8 years but overall the paper still leans left, at least according to the paper's ombudsman. I think they tend to do a pretty good job where they'll seem biased to everyone depending which way you lean.
 
2013-08-06 10:35:14 AM
I hope Bezos personally fires Jennifer Rubin.
 
2013-08-06 11:18:10 AM

Carth: Buy the Washington Post and make all the content available free on the Kindle. You'll get all the politicians, staffers and lobbyists used to turning on their Kindle iPads and reading via the Kindle app first thing in the morning and build up a lot of political goodwill.

/ftfy

 
2013-08-06 11:41:27 AM

Felgraf: StrikitRich: Zerochance: KellyX: Is Bezos some kind of Republican conservative type?

No, Bezos is quite liberal. He recently donated $2 million of his own money towards marriage equality.

You're confusing social conservatives with libertarians.  Libertarians could care less with whom you screw as long as you're not negatively affecting others.

Except, of course, when they do care. Didn't RON PAUL care?


That depends which RON PAUL you're talking about. There's RON PAUL the libertarian hero and there's RON PAUL the actual shiatbag. Interestingly, between those two RON PAULs you get three possible positions. Libertarian hero supports gay marriage if you support gay marriage. If you don't, he believes that the federal government should stay out of it altogether. He then gives you a knowing wink that tells you that he'd be fine with it if your state flayed homos alive.

Meanwhile, RON PAUL the actual shiatbag said this:
Like the majority of Iowans, I believe that marriage is between one man and one woman and must be protected. I supported the Defense of Marriage Act

RON PAUL the actual shiatbag also co-sponsored the Marriage Protection Act. I'll leave it as an exercise for the reader to figure out what the shiatbag was trying to protect marriage from.

Don't bother pointing out the existence of RON PAUL the actual shiatbag to members of his cult of personality. They will insist that mentioning his faults must mean that you are a tool of the statists.
 
2013-08-06 11:43:13 AM

StrikitRich: Zerochance: KellyX: Is Bezos some kind of Republican conservative type?

No, Bezos is quite liberal. He recently donated $2 million of his own money towards marriage equality.

You're confusing social conservatives with libertarians.  Libertarians could care less with whom you screw as long as you're not negatively affecting others.


IDK, when it comes to gay marriage in particular, Libertarians by and large sit on the sidelines and claim moral superiority regardless.  Not obstructing something is not the same as supporting it.

Gay marriage is a liberal issue, and one they're winning.  Jeff Bezos has also donated a considerable amount of money to Democrats, so if he's a Libertarian, he's definitely not of the "fark you I got mine" sort.
 
2013-08-06 11:55:16 AM

thurstonxhowell: That depends which RON PAUL you're talking about. There's RON PAUL the libertarian hero and there's RON PAUL the actual shiatbag.


Hmmm.  I'm planning on throwing a dinner party.  Do you know which one opens his mail?
 
2013-08-06 12:19:51 PM
Most of the local guys are looking at this as a good thing stating that, "Traditional liberal print media is dead because people are turning away from it." They are basing it off of the sale price of the papers, both NY Times and the Wash Post. If there was any value left in what they are doing/saying, the sell prices would have reflected it. This is more ture when you look at the cost of the NY Times pension plans.
 
2013-08-06 12:23:39 PM
No one has stated what is obvious about all of this:

He gonna' lose money, big time!
 
2013-08-06 12:29:56 PM

dukeblue219: Felgraf: Except, of course, when they do care. Didn't RON PAUL care?

Ron Paul does not support government-supported/registered marriage of any sort. From what I can tell, he does not personally like it, but certainly would not support a government ban either.


Weird that he supported the Marriage Protection act, then.

Perhaps it was NOR LAUP, CLEVERLY DISGUISED.
 
2013-08-06 12:33:48 PM

Dialectic: No one has stated what is obvious about all of this:

He gonna' lose money, big time!


As he stated, this was less of an investment and more of an experiment. This is really such a small investment compared to his current wealth, he can afford to play around with experiments like this. Plus, if he does somehow actually manage to do something profitable, that little experiment will see dividends in the future.
 
2013-08-06 12:34:03 PM
Just another media outlet owned by those with an allegiance to another country, nothing to see here.
 
2013-08-06 12:56:48 PM
The Koch brothers nod approvingly.
 
2013-08-06 12:58:02 PM
Uber-mega-libertarians are against legalizing gay marriage.  Not for religious reasons, but that they would be against the government being involved in marriage at all.  So, basically missing the forest, not for the trees, but for the desert a few hundred miles away.
 
2013-08-06 01:33:09 PM

KellyX: Zerochance: KellyX: Is Bezos some kind of Republican conservative type?

No, Bezos is quite liberal. He recently donated $2 million of his own money towards marriage equality.

Why did they keep calling him a libertarian then... gesss...

Now I see why they're pissed, the Washington Post is going to stop being a conservative rag


Libertarians are liberals by just about any definition.  Ever have a libertarian even suggest you don't have a right to....well, anything, actually, assuming it doesn't require something of someone else?  Nobody has ever been legitimately butt hurt by a libertarian.    A few farkers pretend they got touched in their private spots, but they are the freak show 5%.
 
2013-08-06 01:43:29 PM
Santorum says what?


\That's how you do a Frothy reference, boys.
 
2013-08-06 01:57:58 PM
Is that enough to fix their crappy mobile website?
 
2013-08-06 03:11:37 PM
And these same conservatives are also mad about the Koch Bros. buying the LA Times, right?
 
2013-08-06 03:14:57 PM
So, the same as their reaction to everything else?
 
2013-08-06 03:33:21 PM

Wyalt Derp: So, the same as their reaction to everything else?


I remember the liberal laid-backedness shown when the Koch brothers were rumored to be interested in purchasing the Tribune Company papers. Things like calling it the "last nail in the coffin" of print journalism, and terming the Kochs, "Far-right America destroyers." Self-awareness is not your strong suit, is it?
 
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