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The Unbearable Lightness
of Being Ezra

American Spectator, by David Catron

Original Article

Posted By:garnet, 1/23/2014 6:22:24 AM

We don’t know if Jeff Bezos laughed aloud when Ezra Klein, one of his star bloggers at The Washington Post, pitched an idea for a new website and asked for an eight-figure check to get it off the ground. We do know that Bezos decided to let him to seek investors elsewhere. (snip) Interestingly, on the same day that Klein’s departure was confirmed, The Post also announced a partnership with The Volokh Conspiracy.(snip) All of which suggests that, rather than committing a blunder, Bezos has traded up.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: privateer, 1/23/2014 7:46:45 AM     (No. 9702159)

A pox on this horrid little man! The last two lines of this article explain why Dufus Maximus is running the country not Amazon or Apple: FTA ´In business, dumb people go broke and dishonest people go to jail. It is not a world that is kind to lightweights.´

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Reply 2 - Posted by: littleorby, 1/23/2014 8:50:25 AM     (No. 9702238)

For a few weeks after Mr. Bezos took over the Washington Post, I watched with interest. I thought he might move the ´rag´ more to the right; but, I saw no change: Maybe, I was too impatient.

It would be a very smart business move to restore integrity (if there were every any), to the reporting done by the ´Post´. I expect business would boom: It would be fun too, to watch the liberals´ heads explode.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 1/23/2014 9:09:47 AM     (No. 9702268)



















Ezra Klein´s usefulness to the WAPO was mostly his contribution to getting Obama elected and explaining away his screwups. At this point, poor Ezra has outlived his sell-by date, given that Obama won´t be running again, and it looks as if the periodic embarassments he has visited upon the Post outweigh his dedication to the cause of Obama and World Socialism.









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Reply 4 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/23/2014 10:12:00 AM     (No. 9702363)

Finally, finally...a Jour-no-Lister gets a smack down. About time.

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A new survey reveals that public esteem for Obamacare is continuing to plummet, hitting yet another historic low. (snip) The AP survey shows that a mere “26 percent of Americans support the Affordable Care Act.” (snip) When the law was passed, 39 percent of the public supported it. But the President, along with his accomplices in Congress and the media, assured us that this percentage would rise once “reform” was implemented. In other words, Obama and his minions are no better at prognostication than they are at managing websites, insurance exchanges or anything else relating to health care.

   

 

  


 
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Posted By: garnet- 3/26/2014 8:13:39 AM     Post Reply
One of the reasons Clarence Thomas gives for the studious silence he maintains during Supreme Court hearings is that his fellow justices have shown an increasing tendency to talk too much during oral arguments, thus preventing advocates from presenting their arguments coherently. Yesterday’s Supreme Court hearing in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius suggest that Thomas is right. Paul D. Clement, who appeared on behalf of the two companies challenging the Obamacare contraception mandate, was repeatedly interrupted and badgered by justices Sotomayor, Kagan, and Ginsburg.

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