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WaPo Lede: Well, Here’s a Story We Didn’t Expect to Be Writing Today.

We know how you feel, Mr. Irwin.

Neil Irwin shared the above lede just moments ago at the Washington Post’s WONKBLOG. And that really is as good a place as any to digest this news, because the announcement that Jeff Bezos is personally buying the D.C. paper is just plain wonky.

The Seattle Times, back in the day, sure. The LA Times, maybe. Then again, Bezos’ choice of outlet is likely a reminder of just how savvy a billionaire businessman he is. He may have seen the most potential for a 21st century daily newspaper business inside the Beltway, not beyond it.

By the way, the beginning of Irwin’s third paragraph is pretty hilarious as well:

Nothing about Wonkblog changes, so far as we know. We’ll be here tomorrow, and the next day, and after the transaction closes in around 60 days…

Read his full, stunned take here, alongside all sorts of other developing WONKBLOG coverage.

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