A billionaire, a scandal and what they say about power in America – In his prime

A CENTRAL CURIOSITY of the contretemps between Amazon’s boss, Jeff Bezos, and David Pecker, who runs the National Enquirer, is that an American scandal sheet sold in supermarkets holds such relevance in 2019. The internet vaporised the old business model of print publications, and social media diminished the news-stand appeal of celebrity gossip. A close examination of Bezos v Pecker suggests that it represents a last hurrah of the American tabloid, as well as a victory of sorts for the Amazon founder. But the affair also holds worrying lessons about how tangled and concentrated—and thus manipulable—power has become in the 21st century.

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