man, owning a newspaper is tight pic.twitter.com/qaB12E68sI— Adam H. Johnson (@adamjohnsonNYC) July 20, 2021
There is a reason why the corporate media sucks up to the rich and powerful. The “journalists” want their money and to ingratiate themselves to power. The oligarchs want good press. Bezos bought The Washington Post for chump change. This is a guy who owns a $500 million super yacht.
“New York (CNN Business) – Jeff Bezos, the Amazon (AMZN) founder and world’s wealthiest man, said Tuesday after flying to the edge of space that he planned to award $100 million each to CNN contributor Van Jones and chef José Andrés.
Bezos said that Jones and Andres were free to do “what they want” with the money. …”
National Review is glorifying the billionaire space race. The last thing on earth we should do is consider having Jeff Bezos pay taxes.
“Over the last two weeks, a new frontier in space travel has been opened — not by NASA or the Chinese government, or by an international consortium, but by two billionaires: Richard Branson, of Great Britain, and Jeff Bezos, of the United States, both of whom flew to the edge of space in their own crafts and returned safely to the earth. Their achievements should be celebrated by all who value the ingenuity of the untrammeled human spirit. …
A thirst for exploration has always been a crucial part of the American spirit, so it is fitting that both forays took off from the United States — Richard Branson’s from New Mexico, and Jeff Bezos’s from Texas. Americans should seek to build atop these admirable breakthroughs and to ensure that, 20, 30, 40 years hence, when the next vaultingly ambitious entrepreneurs try something astonishing of their own, they, too, find a safe and welcoming reception on American soil.”
Van Jones is best known for his work on criminal justice reform and for calling Trump’s victory in the 2016 election a “Whitelash.” He also cried on national television when Joe Biden won the 2020 election.
Note: Trump and Jared worked with Van Jones to pass criminal justice reform. See how Van Jones reacted when Trump lost the election.