It’s okay folks. There are no conflicts of interest to see here. Just good journalism.
Postal Service to review package delivery fees as Trump influence grows – Washington Post
Weeks before a Republican donor and top White House ally becomes postmaster general, the U.S. Postal Service has quietly begun a review of its package delivery contracts and lost its second-highest executive, leaving its board of governors without any officials who predate President Trump.
Why is the Washington Post running a hit piece on the Post Office leadership?
The Postal Service in recent weeks has sought bids from consulting firms to reassess what the agency charges companies such as Amazon, UPS and FedEx to deliver products on their behalf — often in the “last mile” between a post office and a customer’s home. Higher package rates would cost shippers and online retailers billions of dollars, potentially spurring them to invest in their own distribution networks instead of relying on the Postal Service.
The Washington Post is owned by Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon. Amazon has its own distribution network. President Trump has repeatedly criticized Amazon for getting a free ride.
Trump for years has alleged, without evidence, that the Postal Service is undercharging companies, particularly Amazon (whose founder and chief executive, Jeff Bezos, owns The Washington Post). The agency has steadfastly rejected that assessment, saying it charges what it can given a competitive marketplace.
I like the “without evidence” part. A rote phrase that has become routine media flatulence when aimed at Trump or conservatives.
The larger question is why should taxpayers subsidize a delivery system for Amazon and other companies?
The Washington Post repeats Amazon talking points, understandable considering its ownership, without explaining that. No one should expect it to. This isn’t the first time the Washington Post has carried water for Bezos’ assorted agendas, whether it was his laughable claim that his nude photos were hacked by the Saudi crown prince (instead of leaked by his mistress’ brother) as retaliation for the Post’s employment of Qatari terrorist propagandist Jamal Khashoggi, or Amazon’s entitlement to the military cloud. And in the corrupt paper, it won’t be the last.
Ethics Dies in the Washington Post’s Conflicts of Interest