Washington Post writer Jeff Bezos on Tuesday wrote a column in which he criticized the media for failing to mention the “massive leak” of his personal information to the gossip website BuzzFeed that has dominated headlines.
The Washington Post published an article on Sunday that revealed that Bezos, who has led Amazon for 15 years, has been the subject of a leak of his financial information, including his taxes, social security numbers and other personal information.
It also revealed that a person claiming to be an Amazon employee claimed that Bezos was “on the verge of being fired” for violating a confidentiality agreement.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos arrives to speak during the first day of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 at the Thomas & Johnson Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., February 20, 2020.
REUTERS/Stephen LamThe Washington Examiner, which is owned by Bezos, published a column on Tuesday titled “How Bezos, Amazon and Trump are colluding to destroy our democracy.”
It described the leak as “the biggest story of the year.”
The Examiner reported that “Amazon executives have already been publicly sharing private information about Mr. Bezos that they didn’t tell Congress, which led to accusations that the company was colluding with the White House.”
It also claimed that the leaked information “would have been the most significant information breach by a single company in history, as it would have exposed Amazon’s finances and political leanings to the public, with potentially devastating consequences for its business.”
Trump on Monday criticized the Post’s reporting and said the company is “on fire.”
In a tweet on Monday, Trump said that “the Post is a total embarrassment.
This is the greatest Fake News Superbowl ever!”
He continued: “Why didn’t they report the truth when Trump was president?”