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Amazon's Bezos writes of shakedown attempt by tabloid publisher

Posted By on Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 1:47 PM

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This story is too good not to get more attention. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who owns the Washington Post, says the company that publishes National Enquirer threatened to run intimate photos (read "dick pic") of him unless it backed off an investigation.

The link to the Washington Post has all the details, but to truly appreciate it, you need to read Bezos blog post last night revealing all correspondence he'd received included detailed descriptions of the items it had in its possession. How did it obtain text messages? Good question and the speculation has included a government agency.

Turns out it's hard to blackmail one of the world's richest men.

"Mr. Pecker" in the note is David Pecker, chief executive of National Enquirer's parent company. Pecker is enmeshed in the Donald Trump investigation for his tabloid's reputed purchase and killing of stories damaging to Trump.

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