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Fri Feb 8, 2019, 03:46 PM

Jeff Bezos' Damning Medium Post Pulls Back the Curtain on Something Much Larger

The Amazon CEO’s dick-pic-blackmail story about the ‘National Enquirer’ might, in the end, involve President Trump

By RYAN BORT FEBRUARY 8, 2019 11:52AM ET

On Thursday night, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, wrote a blog post accusing American Media Inc., of blackmail and extortion.

Last month, the National Enquirer (owned by AMI) published a sprawling expose of Bezos’ affair with Lauren Sanchez, including salacious text messages, which ultimately led to the billionaire’s high-profile divorce. Bezos began to investigate how the Enquirer was able to obtain the text messages.

The tabloid didn’t like this very much and, according to Bezos, threatened to release sensitive images, including nude photos of Bezos, unless he called off the investigation. Rather than capitulate, Bezos published over 2,000 words exposing the ploy Thursday night, heightening intrigue around AMI’s below-board tactics and CEO David Pecker’s relationship with President Trump.

Bezos’ post is a bold, remarkably candid account of his entanglement with AMI. After the Enquirer published its investigation last month, Bezos told his longtime personal security expert, Gavin de Becker, to look into how AMI was able to obtain his text messages. Bezos writes that he was informed by AMI that Pecker was “apoplectic” that de Becker was on the case. A few days later, Bezos says he and his lawyers were told by AMI that if de Becker didn’t stand down, the Enquirer would publish a trove of private photos they obtained, including a “below-the-belt selfie” of Bezos. AMI then put the threat in writing, which Bezos published in full.

Regardless of how AMI obtained Bezos’ text messages, if the emails published Thursday night are accurate, they offer a disturbing glimpse of how AMI operates: through blackmail, extortion, “catch and kill” and other backdoor tactics that toe the line of legality. Between Pecker, Roger Stone, Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, Trump sure seems to align himself with a lot of figures who toe that line.


https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/jeff-bezos-enquirer-791863/

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 03:49 PM

1. Kick and rec all Pecker threads.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 03:50 PM

2. AMI should be investigated ... I wonder who else they have threatened, and no wonder...

(and I'm going maybe pretty far fetched here) that they have threatened others in the past which is why the other repug senators are staying in the rump orbit so fixedly when they obviously didn't support him earlier and then all of a sudden they did.

This is serious stuff people...whoever owns AMI used it to threat members who rump didn't like/etc.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 03:56 PM

3. All during Obama's administration at the grocery store checkout

I would see the lurid screaming headlines from the National Enquirer spewing lies about President Obama.

For the entire election season they savaged Hillary with lurid headlines and photoshopped pics.

I was at the store today and noticed not one word about the pussy grabber/traitor in chief on their damned cover!

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 03:59 PM

4. Absolutely. I recall those pathetic and untrue headlines. The NE should lose its license or ...

worse...someone is making up falsehoods to print this garbage and deliberately ruin people's lives.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 04:11 PM

5. They are the print version of Infowars, sold in every damn grocery store in America!

With this trashliner rag plus hate radio plus Fox noise 24/7/365 is it any wonder why this country is so fucked up and right on the edge of fascism?

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 04:20 PM

6. Most people ignore these rags (NE, etc.). I recalled just a couple of weeks ago, I thought to ...

and see if the NE, etc. were on sale at the grocery store and I didn't see any. Perhaps a good sign finally that this garbage rags are being pulled off the shelves since people aren't going for print rags anymore as more and more content is delivered via electronic means. My grandmother loved this rags, but she wasn't one for the political crap, she was more into news on celebrities and stuff (those on Hee Haw, etc.). She literally lived in a log cabin in the Ozarks...I liked them only for the news of the weird, UFOs, stuff like that, which now, you see mostly on You Tube (which does have some trashy crap on it too).

My only hope, like you I'm sure, is that enough people with even just common sense (don't need a 'fancy' college degree) to finally realize that rump is a joke, his actions and admin. are also mostly a joke. The poll numbers being close to 20% points against rump seem to support this thought.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 04:21 PM

7. Why in the world would you think your normal shitty tactics

Would work against the world's richest man? I'm not saying Bezos is a saint, but you come at him using dirty tricks, he has more than enough reason - and money - to make your life a bigger living hell than you could make his.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 04:40 PM

12. It seems they finally met their match. n/t

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 07:04 PM

16. Yea, the world's richest man...

Who also owns one of the most important, influential newspapers on the planet. It really is amazingly stupid of them.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 04:23 PM

8. Maybe AMI media is the executor of Russia's blackmail efforts

And roped in Trump long ago.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 04:29 PM

10. Maybe so eh?

Someone profits from all the lies from AMI.

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 05:04 PM

14. Hoping that Bezos' reveal will cause other

People who have been targeted by AMI to come forward.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 04:25 PM

9. Don't forget Mohammed Bone Saw. I'm hoping the WaPo

Starts a daily front page update on the treacherous, lying, corrupt killer prince of a "Sharia" oligarch state

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 04:37 PM

11. Cover the enquirer at checkout lines with a magazine.

They deserve it.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 05:00 PM

13. We know that trump grave danced on Bezos'

divorce because of being exposed by the enquirer.. and that the enquirer does Not want their extortion to be deemed POLITICAL!

A few days later, Bezos says he and his lawyers were told by AMI that if de Becker didn’t stand down, the Enquirer would publish a trove of private photos they obtained, including a “below-the-belt selfie” of Bezos. AMI then put the threat in writing, which Bezos published in full.

That was genius of AMI to put it in writing!! lol Good job Bezos.

We suspected this about Pecker but now we know.

Thank You for this from Rolling Stone, working!

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 06:53 PM

15. Why did Pecker think Bezos would cave??

Don't understand. Bezos should buy the whole operation and bury it.

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Response to Srkdqltr (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 07:19 PM

18. He is already losing half his fortune

Because his wife has been with him long time, they might have thought he would worry his stock would go down.

I am very happy he spoke out about them, wouldn’t it be ironic if this took Trump down instead of Russia? Fits more with his pussy talk.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 07:07 PM

17. knr

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