The Washington Post

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The Washington Post is a Statesian capitalist media outlet. It has been owned by billionaire Jeff Bezos since 2013.[1] From October 1975 to February 1976, its printing press workers went on strike.[2] In February 2019, The Washington Post released an article comparing criticizing billionaires to wearing blackface.[3]

Support for imperialism[edit | edit source]

Coups[edit | edit source]

The Washington Post praised Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet who overthrew socialist Salvador Allende in 1973.[4]

It supported the 2002 coup attempt against Hugo Chávez, falsely claiming that he ordered the shooting of thousands of protestors. More recently, it defended U.S. sanctions that have killed over 100,000 civilians and endorsed Juan Guaidó as the legitimate president of Venezuela. In 2019, it supported the far-right coup against Evo Morales in Bolivia.[5]

Wars[edit | edit source]

In 2015, The Washington Post supported the Obama's drone bombing of seven countries across Western Asia and North Africa.[5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Neil Irwin, Ylan Q. Mui (2013-08-05). "Washington Post sale: Details of Bezos deal" The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 2022-01-09. Retrieved 2022-03-21.
  2. Craig Simpson (2012-12-12). "The Washington Post Strike at the Crossroads, December 1975" Washington Area Spark. Archived from the original on 2021-01-21. Retrieved 2022-03-21.
  3. Tom Toles (2019-02-11). "Is criticizing billionaires the new wearing blackface?" The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 2021-02-08. Retrieved 2022-03-21.
  4. Ben Norton (2018-12-18). "NY Times Columnist Ross Douthat Defended Murderous Dictator Pinochet in His Harvard Days" The Grayzone. Archived from the original on 2022-05-20. Retrieved 2022-10-23.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Alan MacLeod. "With Bezos at the Helm, Democracy Dies at the Washington Post Editorial Board" MintPress News. Archived from the original on 2022-08-21. Retrieved 2022-10-20.