The allegations that Russia had hacked into the electoral college to interfere with the presidential election was first reported on and leaked by The Washington Post. Now there reports and allegations that hackers breached the newspapers system. ALL passwords were changed as investigators sought out who was responsible.
Under Jeff Bezos Amazon recently secured a $600 million contract from the Central Intelligence Agency. A petition campaign wasn’t initially presented in connection with this news. This is the second time at least that Bezos paid for the Post in this calendar year.
They revealed the web services business section of Amazon is developing a type of private cloud for the CIA to use for the purposes of data demands on their missions. Media pundits argue that the Washington Post must reveal the CIA link whenever and wherever it reports on the agency. Now there are fifteen thousand signatures on a petition who are not in favor of this. It was created by RootsAction.
Robert McChesney who is a media writer and author for the Institue of Public Accuracy said,
“When the main shareholder in one of the very largest corporations in the world benefits from a massive contract with the CIA on the one hand, and that same billionaire owns the Washington Post on the other hand, there are serious problems. The Post is unquestionably the political paper of record in the United States, and how it covers governance sets the agenda for the balance of the news media. Citizens need to know about this conflict of interest in the columns of the Post itself.
If some official enemy of the United States had a comparable situation-say the owner of the dominant newspaper in Caracas was getting $600 million in secretive contracts from the Maduro government-the Post itself would lead the howling chorus impaling that newspaper and that government for making a mockery of a free press. It is time for the Post to take a dose of its own medicine.”
Amazon has released statements insisting they are looking forward to working with the CIA. It is clear there is a connection their is no doubt about it. If there is a conflict of interest it should thusly be reported. The public has a right to know when public businesses are doing businesses with governmental agencies. Especially when a major media outlet is involved.