Why Walmart Won’t Stop Selling the National Enquirer

A decade ago, the company that distributed magazines to Walmart Inc. and other big retailers tried to impose a surcharge of 7 cents a copy. Publishers such as Time Inc. and American Media Inc. fought back by halting shipments, resulting in a short period where checkout-counter racks were devoid of titles like AMI’s National Enquirer. Walmart received more customer complaints […]

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Brother of Lauren Sanchez reportedly is source of Bezos’ leaked texts, photos

The brother of Lauren Sanchez, the former Los Angeles news anchor who has a romantic relationship with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, reportedly leaked the couple’s embarrassing texts and photos to the National Enquirer. Multiple persons inside American Media Inc., the Enquirer’s parent company, said Michael Sanchez was the source of the texts, The Daily Beast reported. Another person who has “been in […]

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Could Amazon’s Bezos wreck AMI, owner of National Enquirer, with blackmail charges?

A salacious tabloid newspaper with a conservative owner and a history of unscrupulous methods finds itself under the microscope, forcing a national reckoning about the intersection of journalism, politics, celebrity and sleaze. That’s what happened seven years ago at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World in London. The paper folded in 2012 amid a phone hacking scandal that turned U.K.’s media and political […]

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National Enquirer’s AMI Scrutinized Over Bezos Story, Sources Say

Federal prosecutors are reviewing the National Enquirer’s handling of its story about Jeff Bezos’s extramarital affair to determine if the company violated an earlier cooperation deal with prosecutors, according to two people familiar with the matter. Prosecutors in the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office have been provided with information about key exchanges of concern to Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com Inc. […]

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Bezos Nude Selfie Leak Triggers Alarm for Billionaires Worldwide

Even the world’s richest person couldn’t stop a nude selfie leak. When Jeff Bezos alleged in a blog post Thursday that he was the victim of blackmail attempts by the publisher of the National Enquirer, he underscored risks particular to billionaires in the digital age. “The perception among very affluent people is often ‘I have this level of wealth, I’m […]

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Is Medium cool again? Bezos shows it as a blog platform of choice to reveal and respond

When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos decided to publicly accuse lawyers from the parent company of the National Enquirer of blackmail and extortion, his outlet of choice wasn’t The Washington Post, which he owns, but instead the Medium blog website. The world’s richest man could have easily posted his claims as a Post op-ed or done a high-profile TV interview. Instead, he […]

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