Hypothesis heightens following the billionaire’s shock go to to the Put up final week
After telling senior employees final week that the Washington Put up shouldn’t be on the market, Amazon proprietor Jeff Bezos could also be quietly contemplating unloading it to grease the skids for a purchase order the NFL’s Washington Commanders from Dan Snyder, who despises the hometown paper, the New York Put up reported Monday.
“Chatter is rising that Amazon’s billionaire founder is trying to clear the best way for a purchase order of the Washington Commanders by promoting the Washington Put up — with hypothesis boosted final month by leaked video of writer Fred Ryan disclosing layoff plans at an unruly city corridor assembly,” the New York Put up reported.
The Washington Put up dismissed the hypothesis outright, with Vice President, Communications Shani George writing in an electronic mail that “The Washington Put up shouldn’t be on the market.”
The report cites an nameless supply “near the scenario” who mentioned a “logical bidder” for the Washington newspaper believes it’s certainly on the market, and plans on making a bid. The supply didn’t inform the New York Put up who the bidder was, nonetheless.
One other supply instructed the New York Put up that “Bezos instructed the paper’s senior employees in personal conferences that he had no plans to promote.” The report means that Bezos would wish to unload the Put up as a situation for Snyder, whose hatred of the paper is not any secret.
Snyder has been brazenly vital of the paper because it revealed exposes levying allegations of poisonous administration all through the NFL group’s group. Media observers have gone as far as to recommend the reporting was intentional – alleging Bezos “inspired the robust protection in 2020 in a bid to power (Snyder) to promote him the group.”
Bezos purchased the Washington Put up a decade in the past for $250 million. Final week, a staffer donning a t-shirt with the brand of the Put up’s Guild union confronted Bezos in regards to the rumored layoffs.
Messages despatched to Amazon and the Washington Put up weren’t instantly returned Monday.