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Washington Post Purchase Draws Mixed Media Reactions

Journalists express surprise, humor and concern about Jeff Bezos' purchase of the influential newspaper

Media expressed surprise and cracked wise at Monday's news that Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos purchased the Washington Post for $250 million in cash.

The Post said it fielded six suitors for control of the influential paper owned by the Graham family since 1933. Bezos also acquired Greater Washington Publishing, the Gazette newspapers, Express, El Tiempo Latino and Robinson Terminal under the deal.

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Here is a sampling of initial media reactions on Twitter: