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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders bloody The Washington Post and indicted a paper of inequitable coverage since of his criticisms of Amazon.
In a New Hampshire city gymnasium on Monday, a 2020 presidential claimant asked a assembly how most Amazon paid in taxes final year, to that one chairman responded, “Nothing!”
“See, we speak about that all of a time,” Sanders replied. “And afterwards we consternation because The Washington Post — that is owned by Jeff Bezos, who owns Amazon — doesn’t write quite good articles about me. we don’t know why. But we speculation maybe there’s a connection. Maybe we helped lift a smallest salary during Amazon to 15 bucks an hour as well.”
Jeff Bezos, a owner and CEO of Amazon, owns a Post, though a journal has prolonged pronounced it operates exclusively of a tech giant.
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Sanders has been a visit censor of a Seattle-based tech association over wages, a operative conditions during a accomplishment centers and more. Amazon lifted a smallest salary to $15 per hour final year after Sanders and others called on a association to do so.
Martin Baron, a Post’s executive editor, pronounced in a matter that Bezos does not meddle with or change a newspaper’s coverage.
“Sen. Sanders is a member of a vast bar of politicians — of each beliefs — who protest about their coverage,” Baron said. “Contrary to a swindling speculation a senator seems to favor, Jeff Bezos allows a newsroom to work with full independence, as a reporters and editors can attest.”
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President Trump has criticized a Post’s coverage of him and labeled a paper as a “Amazon Washington Post” in his tweets.