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As Bezos Takes Over Wash Post, Will D.C.’s Merchants Advertise With the Enemy?

Tom Grubisich

As Bezos Takes Over Wash Post, Will D.C.’s Merchants Advertise With the Enemy?

The Post built its now-shrunken publishing might by providing a marketing medium for the bricks-and-mortar stores in the D.C area that the paper’s new owner Jeff Bezos — and other online retailers — have spent the past couple of decades steadily grinding into dust. One has to wonder whether those businesses that remain will really want to give their precious marketing dollars to the same man who is eating away at their market share at his “day job.”