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Bezos vs. The Enquirer

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by oragator1, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. oragator1

    oragator1 Premium Member

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    So this is fascinating.

    So Bezos said that given the Enquirer’s recent history with Trump, that their coverage of his affair may have been politically motivated.
    They sent him a letter that was basically extortion, saying they would publish embarrassing sexual pics of him and his GF if he didn’t shut up. Bezos, being Bezos, decided instead to publish the letters.

     
  2. duchen

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    Clear extortion. Folks going to be indicted for this.
     
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  3. ursidman

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    Wow, what guttersnipes that organization employs. It took someone of Bezos stature to stand up to them. Good for him. Hope that gives him some comfort when he writes the check to his ex.
     
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    More scumbag buddies of Trump.
     
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  5. citygator

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    They picked the wrong man to fight. You can’t do anything you want as the worlds richest man but you can ruin a business pretty easily.

    I wonder if they run on amazon servers or advertise or rely on search results?
     
  6. duchen

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    I hope they prosecute these guys and AMI. Time to put the criminals who run that extortion rag out of business.
     
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  7. gatorknights

    gatorknights GC Hall of Fame

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    The Enquirer was run by a guy named "Pecker"?

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  8. uftaipan

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    The story I read was a little different than that. I read that Bezos has hired a platoon of private investigators to determine who the Enquirer's source was for Bezos' nocturnal activities. The Enquirer, determined to protect sources, threatened forgo the restraint it had shown to this point and publish the actual photographs it has of Bezos (yuck) and Sanchez (hmmm, I'd check those out) in the throes ... if Bezos does not back off on trying to compromise its source. That might still be extortion (not a lawyer), but it's also a bit different than the narrative of "shut up or I release private photos." We will see. I'm not a fan or either Bezos or the Enquirer. Sanchez, I'm somewhat of a fan of ... for some reason.
     
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  9. ursidman

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    ^^ But wouldn't extortion still be extortion even if done for what the extorter considers a good cause?

    And I am a fan of Amazon - those guys are awesome. Amazon prime, Alexa, Amazon music, movies etc. I'm in deep. Good stuff - all of it. Also own a few shares - that is to say I forked over a huge amount of money to partner up with Jeff.
     
  10. uftaipan

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    You tell me. All I know is this: Sanchez.gif
     
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  11. ursidman

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    What is there to say? He cheated on his wife (which is bad) but dusky brunettes with an overbite and cleavage make me weak in the knees (also, long-legged green-eyed red heads). And to your point, yeah he is not himself worthy of either of those nice ladies. Must be a dazzling conversationalist.
     
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  12. gatorknights

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    All I know is that is one seriously expensive side piece. I'm not the best looking guy in the world but I'll be dammed if I'm scratching off 9 figures for some strange. Makes me wonder just how good of a value analyst Bezos is.
     
  13. uftaipan

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    My guess is not much analysis went into it.
     
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  14. oragator1

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    If by conversationalist, you mean his entire pitch being “I am worth 143,000,000,000 dollars and can buy you anything you ever dreamed of from the change in my seat cushions”, then yeah.
     
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  15. uftaipan

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    ... and by math, he's looking at scratching between 10 and 11 figures.
     
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    Yeah he probably didn't run a discounted cash flow analysis nor consider a cost per use figure.
     
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    That's actually not a flattering pic. Looks like alot of plastic going on. This woman is also a year older than his wife. Dumb move imo.

    Going to give Trump some credit here. When he cheated, at least he did it with a supermodel. Although he then cheated on his supermodel wife with a disgusting pornstar, so I guess I shouldn't give him too much credit there either.

    Maybe Bezos thinks it's true love :emoji_couplekiss:. Good luck with that.
     
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  18. mutz87

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    Ole Jeff ain't gonna be worth 143b soon enough. Washington is a community property state.
     
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    How is he supposed to live on only 72 billion? Oh, the humanity ...
     
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