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Afternoon Reading List 10.24.13

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What’s Jeff Bezos up to right now at Amazon?: According to Derek Thompson‘s recent piece in The Atlantic, Jeff Bezos is up to Nunya. As in nunya-business, a business model that served him fine at Amazon when investors asked him what he was up to, and he responded with “Invention requires a long-term willingness to be misunderstood,” and then tripling profits four years later.

Why you should read it: This dude bought WaPo, and if you want to know what he’s going to do with it, you’re going to have to wait and see. Read more here.

Fox News plays dirty, for keeps: WaPo‘s Erik Wemple posted a piece last night about an anecdote from David Folkenflik‘s new book about Rupert Murdoch. In the story, a reporter wants to write about CNN beating Fox News and MSNBC in the February ratings. When the reporter approaches Fox, they blow him off, then “secretly” feed him a false tip (that he runs with) and then they discredit him completely when the tip turns out to be fake. Epic burn.

Why you should read it: Because you should see how dangerous it could be to mess with Fox News. The slightest thing ticks them off, and they only go for blood. Read more here.

Who used a card trick to call Republicans racist?

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Did Chris Hayes use subliminal messaging to call three Republicans racist?: According to Joel Pollack of Breitbart, Chris Hayes used three kings from a deck of cards to identify the top three Tea Party candidates for president in 2016 for a graphic on the piece. In doing so, he connected the faces of Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio to the letters “K, K, K” on the cards, subliminally calling Cruz, Paul, and Rubio all racists.

Why you should read it:  Judge for yourself and see if you think Hayes was taking a shot at Cruz, Paul, and Rubio. Read more here.

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