Jan 25, 2023Liked by Alex Wilhelm

all i want from billionaire owners is transparency - ask them to put things like WaPo on a 2x2 of "hands-on, hands-off" and "run it like a business, run it like a hobby"

If Bezos wants to run it like a business, then i guess it really doesn't matter whether he could fund it 100x or not. These cuts might be short-sighted (to both his personal brand and stated societal goals) but relying on billionaires to fund news orgs out of pocket seems less than optimal too.

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big ups to this comment for nuance and fairness

one issue re: the last bit there hunter is that I read that the Post was bleeding subs. must have been that + the decline in ad spend? alas :(

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