Friday, February 08, 2019

My Hero (for at least the next 12 hrs give or take)

I am not in the habit of cheering for billionaires. But I'm making an exception here. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon is the world's richest man, with a personal net worth exceeding the GDP of more than a few countries (combined). Yesterday he struck a blow for all of us, great and small. Being confronted with what looks to my layman's eye to be a pretty naked attempt at extortion, he turned the tables on a bunch of thugs and character assassins masquerading as journalists. And he did it at not inconsiderable cost (not money wise) to himself. The press and pundits are having a field day with this. One can only imagine what the late night comedians are going to do with it.

But it really is serious stuff. There are all kinds of rumors running around about who may have been behind it, and why. For now I will just say that I hope Jeff sues these SOBs right down to their boxers.

But no farther please.

The details can be found here. (Caution- some of the material is salacious.)


The Anti-Gnostic said...

Yes, but at the end of the day, AMI will be lawyered up (they always are) and he's still the besotted fool who left the trim, attractive mother of his children for a 50-year old yacht whore.

A rich besotted fool, but a fool nonetheless.

John (Ad Orientem) said...

Indeed. As someone noted elsewhere, the second worst financial decision of the last twelve months was the richest man in the world sending steamy text messages and photos to his mistress via unsecured lines of communication.

The worst was the decision by a small to middling publisher that owns a supermarket tabloid with a long history of pushing the legal envelope, to attempt to blackmail the world's richest man... via email.

I have never heard that Jeff Bezos is a mean spirited or vindictive man by nature, unlike say... Steve Jobs. But if I worked for AMI, I would be updating my resume.