Jeff Bezos told the senior Post staff in private meetings that he has no plans to sell the paper, a source said, CNN reported.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Jan 24, 2023 12:28 IST
Jeff Bezos is in talks for a potential joint bid on the Washington Commanders, earlier reports said (File)
By India Today Web Desk: The Washington Post is not for sale, the newspaper’s and its owner Jeff Bezos’s spokespeople told CNN on Monday, denying a New York Post report that, citing unnamed sources, suggested that the billionaire could shed the newspaper to help fund a potential purchase an American football team – Washington Commanders.
Bezos, who visited the Post newsroom last week, meeting with staff and sitting in on editorial meetings, told the senior staff in private meetings that he has no plans to sell the paper, a source said, CNN reported.
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The Amazon founder and rapper Jay-Z are in talks on a potential joint bid on the Commanders, it was previously reported. In an exclusive interview with CNN last November, Bezos, asked if he was seeking to buy the team, said: “Yes, I’ve heard that buzz.”
Current owner Dan Snyder, facing allegations of a toxic workplace and targeting of accusers, denied the accusations but said he is considering selling the team.
The Commandars are one of the most notable franchises in one of the most popular sporting leagues in the world. The team has won three Super Bowls.
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