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Bernie Sanders Does His Best Trump Impression Attacking Amazon And The Press

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Well, I guess the supposed war on the press that leftists have been fretting about has now spread to the 2020 Democratic Primary. On Tuesday in New Hampshire, Sen. Bernie Sanders slammed Jeff Bezos's company, Amazon, and suggested the only reason that the Washington Post does not give him positive coverage is because the paper is also owned by Bezos. 

"I talk about (Amazon's taxes) all of the time," Sanders said in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire according to CNN. "And then I wonder why The Washington Post, which is owned by Jeff Bezos, who owns Amazon, doesn't write particularly good articles about me. I don't know why." 

A spokesperson for WaPo responded, saying, "Sen. Sanders is a member of a large club of politicians -- of every ideology -- who complain about their coverage."

"Contrary to the conspiracy theory the senator seems to favor, Jeff Bezos allows our newsroom to operate with full independence, as our reporters and editors can attest," the paper added.

Likewise, CNN notes that on Monday night Sen. Sanders also slammed the New York Times

In similar claims, the Democratic Socialist told the crowd that he has "pointed out over and over again that Amazon made $10 billion in profits last year. You know how much they paid in taxes? You got it, zero! Any wonder why The Washington Post is not one of my great supporters, I wonder why? New York Times not much better." 

President Trump, often accused of trampling on the First Amendment for his critics about the press, tweeted something very similar in 2017. 

"Is Fake News Washington Post being used as a lobbyist weapon against Congress to keep Politicians from looking into Amazon no-tax monopoly?" the president remarked. 

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