The Washington Post is not for sale, owner Jeff Bezos and the newspaper say

The Washington Post is not for sale, owner Jeff Bezos and the newspaper say

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The Washington Post is not for sale, spokespeople for the newspaper and its owner Jeff Bezos informed CNN on Monday.

They denied a New York Post report, which cited unnamed sources, suggesting the billionaire might shed the newspaper to assist fund a possible purchase of the Washington Commanders NFL workforce.

Bezos visited the Post newsroom final week, assembly with employees and sitting in on editorial conferences. A supply near the state of affairs stated Bezos informed the paper’s senior employees in non-public conferences that he had no plans to promote the paper.

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founder, together with Jay-Z, is in talks on a possible joint bid on the Commanders, CNN beforehand reported. In an exclusive interview with CNN in November 2022, the billionaire businessman was requested if he was in search of to purchase the workforce.

“Yes, I’ve heard that buzz,” Bezos stated with a smirk.

Bezos identified that he “grew up in Houston, Texas, and I performed soccer rising up as a child.”

“It is my favourite sport,” he stated in the interview. “So we’ll simply have to attend and see.”

Current owner Dan Snyder, dealing with allegations of a poisonous office and for focusing on accusers, has denied the accusations however says he is considering a sale of the team.

The Commandars are one in every of the most notable franchises in one in every of the hottest sports activities leagues in the world. The Commanders have gained three Super Bowls (in 1983, 1988 and 1992) and the workforce is situated in the large Washington, DC, market.

The NFL is the largest scores powerhouse on American TV and has been a success for Amazon Prime Video, which is the unique dwelling to “Thursday Night Football.”

Jay Marine, Prime Video’s head of sports activities, wrote in an inside memo in September that the debut “exceeded all of our expectations for viewership” and led to “the largest three hours for US Prime signal ups ever in the historical past of Amazon.”