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Daniel McAdams, Director of RP Inst. for Peace & Prosperity pens an Open Letter to Jeff Bezos, the New Owner of the WaPo!

An Open Letter to Jeff Bezos
Daniel McAdams at 22:35 pm EDT on August 05, 2013

Dear Mr. Bezos:

Congratulations on your purchase of the Washington Post. I just splurged on some great new shoes and I can’t wait for them to arrive in the mail, so I can only imagine how you must feel after this kind of splurge! It was a gutsy move and many are wondering how you might be able to turn around the floundering flagship of the Washington (the other one) Beltway set.

I won’t presume to offer you advice, as you are an exceptional entrepreneur and I am one of your most loyal customers (Amazon Prime!). You have been described in various profiles and publications as having libertarian tendencies. This is music to my ears.

I have to confess that my organization runs a regular feature called “Neocon Watch” where we often take aim at some of your best-known writers like Jennifer Rubin and Fred Hiatt. As much as I would hate to lose this invaluable source of material, might I respectfully suggest you think about replacing this tired and predictable old guard of writers with some really interesting and thought-provoking writers who are probably more in line with your (and America’s) way of thinking?

I am thinking you could easily issue pink slips to Ms. Rubin, Mr. Hiatt, Charles Krauthammer, and a few others. They are dusty and boring and no one is interested much in what they have to say. Some great replacements would be terrific writers closer to your perspective like Lew Rockwell, Robert Wenzel, Tom Woods, Walter Block, Eric Margolis…well just about anyone whose writing you will see on this website, LewRockwell.com.

Good luck on your new newspaper and I wish you the best.

Sincerely,

Daniel McAdams
Director
The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity



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Do it Jeff! The howling would

Do it Jeff!

The howling would be loud enough to hear all the way down here in SE Virginia.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

i respect immensly the

i respect immensly the innitiative, but to so casually ask someone you dont know to fire someone and replace them with a bunch of people you list is, just seems off to me......fair play to you if he takes you up on that offer, perhaps, if reports are correct, he may know one or two, and would quite happilly hire them if it were possible....but still, reckon it could have been put slighly better i guess

Man, aren't these Judus sheep on double

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For more traction / scrutiny.

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Wow...

Wow...

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*wonders*...

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Anyway, thank you for posting !

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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Careful, my friend...

Careful, my friend...

Remember... you've probably read about it first on the oh-so-evil predatory Interwebz**, and wasn't seen on TV, so...

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** you know, those where you can choose and pick your data from, at will and/or mood, and with or without contradiction, with or without bubbles... but... meh, doesn't matter...

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius