The Washington Post, whose columnist Jamal Khashoggi was reported to have been killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, has accused the administration of US President Donald Trump of performing a "diplomatic cleanup operation" for Riyadh. In an editorial headlined "Why is the Trump administration cleaning up Saudi Arabia's mess?" the paper backed calls by UN officials for an independent international commission into the disappearance of the journalist earlier this month, which has tarnished the image of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was sent to Riyadh on Tuesday, according to the administration, to press the Saudi leadership to get to the bottom of the case. But Pompeo, "who smiled broadly as he greeted Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, appeared less intent on determining the truth than in helping the de facto Saudi ruler escape from the crisis he triggered," said the Post. "The best metaphor for Mr. Pompeo's diplomacy seemed to be what … [Read more...] about Washington Post accuses Trump of ‘diplomatic cleanup’ over Khashoggi
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Zeynep Bilginsoy, Sarah El Deeb and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press Updated 5:33 pm CDT, Saturday, October 6, 2018 Holding a picture of missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, Tawakkol Karman, of Yemen the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2011, talks to members of the media near the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. Khashoggi, a 59-year-old veteran journalist who has lived in self-imposed exile in the U.S. since Prince Mohammed's rise to power, disappeared Oct. 2 while on a visit to the consulate to get paperwork done to be married to his Turkish fiancée. less Holding a picture of missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, Tawakkol Karman, of Yemen the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2011, talks to members of the media near the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Friday, ... more Photo: Emrah Gurel, AP The Saudi Arabia flag flies over the consulate in Istanbul, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. … [Read more...] about Washington Post, citing officials, says Saudi writer dead
Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos is taking aim at President Donald Trump’s castigation of the Washington Post and liberal media as a whole, describing his criticism as “dangerous.” Appearing before the Economic Club of Washington on Thursday evening, Bezos warned elected officials that criticizing reporters is an afront to an “essential component of our democracy.”“What the president should say is, ‘This is right. This is good. I am glad I am getting scrutinized,'” Bezos told attendees. “But it’s really dangerous to demonize the media. It’s dangerous to call the media lowlifes. It’s dangerous to say they’re the ‘enemy of the people.'” Bezos, who acquired the Washington Post for $250 million in 2013, vowed to defend the paper’s coverage from President Trump’s criticisms, suggesting its reporting on the administration … [Read more...] about Jeff Bezos Rips President Trump over ‘Dangerous’ Attacks on the Washington Post
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The editors of the Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post say President Trump’s tight labor market – which is delivering historic wage increases and job opportunities to American workers – is “reaching crisis proportions.” In an editorial, the Washington Post editors called on Trump to flood the labor market with foreign workers, claiming that more workers are necessary to fill the needs of big business and corporations.The editors write: PRESIDENT TRUMP makes no secret of his distaste for immigrants, nor of his support for measures to slash both legal and illegal immigration. Even as his crusade to close borders intensifies, however, American employers in an array of industries — manufacturing, agriculture, trucking, home building, energy, food service, retail and others — are warning that a long-brewing labor shortage is reaching crisis proportions. [Emphasis added] The editors also say Trump’s tight labor market “deprives … [Read more...] about Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post: Trump’s Tight Labor Market for Americans ‘Reaching Crisis Proportions’