Jeff Bezos Says National Enquirer Tried To 'Blackmail' Him Over Photos

In a post on Medium, Amazon (AMZN) CEO and owner of the Washington Post Jeff Bezos accused the owner of the National Enquirer magazine of attempting to blackmail him over his texts and pictures.

The post, titled, "No thank you, Mr. Pecker," reads in part, "Something unusual happened to me yesterday. Actually, for me it wasn't just unusual-it was a first. I was made an offer I couldn't refuse. Or at least that's what the top people at the National Enquirer thought. I'm glad they thought that, because it emboldened them to put it all in writing. Rather than capitulate to extortion and blackmail, I've decided to publish exactly what they sent me, despite the personal cost and embarrassment they threaten...These communications cement AMI's long-earned reputation for weaponizing journalistic privileges, hiding behind important protections, and ignoring the tenets and purpose of true journalism. Of course I don't want personal photos published, but I also won't participate in their well-known practice of blackmail, political favors, political attacks, and corruption. I prefer to stand up, roll this log over, and see what crawls out."
 

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Gary Anderson 2 months ago Contributor's comment

Wow, Mueller should have buried that Pecker fellow.