President Donald trump seems to be on a war path with everyone off late. Amazon has borne the brunt of Trump’s unforgiving words on several occasions with the most recent verbal attacks being at a rally in Phoenix Arizona. Others that have suffered Amazon’s fate include The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, basically any media outlet that takes its job seriously. How does Amazon fit into a primarily media based attack? Well, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos happens to own The Washington Post, an aquisition he made in 2013 costing him $250 million.
It is this connection between the two entities that saw the president refer to The Washington Post as a lobbying tool for Amazon. These same remarks about Amazon and The Post have been repeated on at least 10 different tweets during Trump’s presidency this far. Bezos seems unmoved by these comments and largely ignores them. Talk about being the bigger person.
Other media houses were not spared either. Both the New York Times and CNN were said to be, “so bad, like so bad,” and CNN was given the extra sentiment of being “so pathetic.” This is keeping in line with his fake news argument when it comes to the news primarily about himself by the different media houses. In his speech in Arizona, he claimed to tell the difference between what was real and fake news arguing that if one was told lies about someone they did not know they would be more inclined to believe the lies to be true as opposed to hearing lies about one’s self. in the latter, you would obviously be in a position to discern the truth from’fake news.’ The crowd seemed to be in agreement with these sentiments, particularly in the case of CNN, as they were chanting “CNN sucks!” in response to the president’s comments.