Big news: Amazon.com founder and CEO buys Washington Post for $250 million

http://twitter.com/#!/lachlan/status/364483358803636224

This afternoon, Washington Post staffers gathered in an auditorium, bracing themselves for a major announcement by publisher Katharine Weymouth:

http://twitter.com/#!/MichelleFields/status/364484061093306368

What was the big news?

http://twitter.com/#!/romenesko/status/364484321434165248

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of internet giant Amazon.com, will reportedly pay $250 million for the Washington Post and affiliated publications. In cash.

http://twitter.com/#!/viewofadam/status/364485287533350912

Wow.

For the record:

http://twitter.com/#!/mattyglesias/status/364486549884657664

But just because the Post wasn’t sold to Amazon.com doesn’t mean we can’t still make jokes:

http://twitter.com/#!/Neal_Dewing/status/364487167231262720

And off we go:

http://twitter.com/#!/AnthonyBialy/status/364485731701374976
http://twitter.com/#!/petersuderman/status/364486976981831680
http://twitter.com/#!/jhaverly/status/364489667703353344
http://twitter.com/#!/jorgearangure/status/364486403868336128
http://twitter.com/#!/deppisch/status/364492989525426176
http://twitter.com/#!/PoliticsOfFear/status/364489100641841152
http://twitter.com/#!/MangyLover/status/364486917997346816

Heh.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/08/05/big-news-amazon-com-founder-and-ceo-buys-washington-post-for-250-million/

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