CIA AND WASHINGTON POST CONNECTION THRU OWNER JEFF BEZOS: WHY THEIR $600 MILLION DEAL SHOULD BE DISCLOSED WHENEVER IT REPORTS ON THE AGENCY
In 2013 CIA awarded $600 million deal to Amazon, whose founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is owner of Washington Post. Critics charge that the Post needs to disclose its CIA link whenever it reports on the agency, just like what it did recently with reports that secret CIA assessment shows Russia hacked election in order to help Trump win. But this assessment is not being shared by other intelligence agencies like the FBI because of lack of intel proof, making it suspicious why Washington Post created a CIA headline knowing the rest of intel communities are not in favor of their ‘secret assessment.’ Washington Post campaigned against Trump the way CNN did their part via television.
Meanwhile, a petition campaign was launched related to news that Amazon, under the Post’s new owner, Jeff Bezos, recently secured a $600 million contract from the CIA. That’s at least twice what Bezos paid for the Post this year. Bezos recently disclosed that the company’s Web-services business is building a “private cloud” for the CIA to use for its data needs.
Critics charge that, at a minimum, the Post needs to disclose its CIA link whenever it reports on the agency. Over 15,000 have signed the petition this week hosted by RootsAction.