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August 5, 2013 - 3:35 pm
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Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post today for $250 million. That sounds like a high price, but it may not be all that. Bezos didn’t even buy the Post through Amazon, but out of his own mad money.

Here are a few things that cost more than the Post.

1. Tumblr. Yahoo bought the amateur-driven dot-com in May for $1.1 billion. Tumblr is mostly random musings, animated gifs of cats and whatnot.

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2. Alex Rodriguez. A-Roid has broken the record for highest paid baseball player twice, once with the Texas Rangers and then again with the New York Yankees. His 2007 deal with the Yankees was reportedly worth $275 million. He’s now facing a huge ban for using performance-enhancing substances.

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3. John Carter. The 2012 Disney flop reportedly cost $300 million to make. Disney could have just bought the Post and, well, they’d still have lost money.

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For some reason, no one has bothered to make animated gifs of John Carter.

4. Zillow.com. The real estate web site went above $250 million today on news that President Obama would stop by for an online Q&A.

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5. Divorcing Mrs. Rupert Murdoch. NewsCorp’s Rupert Murdoch’s divorce from his second wife, Anna, reportedly cost him $1.7 billion in 1999. Murdoch remarried 17 days after that divorce was final, and is now divorcing his current wife, Wendy Deng. Once that’s done and dusted, her lawyers may be able to buy the Post off of Jeff Bezos.

(FILES) This file photo taken on June 11

Honorable mention: Heather Mills asked for $250 million when she and Sir Paul McCartney split, but ended up getting about $48 million plus $70,000 per year to cover child care expenses.

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We also know something that cost less than the Washington Post -- The Boston Globe BWAWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

And Newsweak BWAWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA BWAWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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"“It’s very sad,” said Post associate editor Bob Woodward, who, along with his partner Carl Bernstein under the leadership of executive editor Ben Bradlee, led the Post to a Pulitzer Prize for their investigation of Richard Nixon’s crime-ridden White House."
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Above quote is from the Daily Beast...

Geez Louise! If Nixon's WH was 'crime-ridden' I wonder what adjectives future historians will use to describe the current 'crime-ridden' WH?
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It's only a crime if a Republican gets caught.
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"Making you think Obamacare is wonderful."

So taxpayers who don't like Obamacare are paying the government to persuade them to like Obamacare?

Isn't that kind of like the Monty Python sketch where the guy pays to have an argument?
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Something tells me with uber lib Bezos buying a mouthpiece, things could get "progressively" worse at the WAPO.

Out with old leftists; in with the New Age Leftists.
36 weeks ago
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More like out with the old rich leftists, in with the young rich leftists.
36 weeks ago
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How about one day of Marie Antoinette Obama's latest vacation? Wait, did I say one "day"??????? Make that "hour."
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We also know something that cost less than the Washington Post -- The Boston Globe BWAWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

And Newsweak BWAWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA BWAWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Donald Graham is going to need a HUGE umbrella to shield him from his mother Katherine Graham's teardrops from heaven.
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