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This Does Not Glorify God

Billionaire Jeff Bezos cheated on his wife. There’s salacious evidence of this. And it’s absolutely nobody’s business but his and his wife’s.

The National Enquirer thrives on filth and diving into other people’s dumpsters. That’s their business model. It sells dead trees for them.

David Pecker, the CEO of the Enquirer’s parent company, is a longtime friend of President Donald Trump. Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post, longtime frenemy of same. (I use “frenemy” because their relationship, while contentious and oppositional, is actually quite beneficial for both.)

Bezos published, on the blog site Medium, a stunning story of blackmail, extortion, and salacious photos that disgust anyone who values their own marriage and family. In the publicity biz, you’d say he “got out in front of the story.”

I won’t quote from Bezos’ story, because if you choose to read it, you should read the whole thing. Nothing in it glorifies God–not his own actions, not American Media’s (National Enquirer’s parent company), not their lawyers, investigators. Nobody.

That the Washington Post covered this in its “lifestyle” section exposes the delicacy of the story. When your own paper’s owner is embroiled in a personal scandal, subject to extortion from a tabloid, and has involved both the president and Saudi royals in his explanation for this, you could say that presents an ethical cave filled with lava for any editor.

What Bezos did is none of anyone’s business. The National Enquirer is a filthy rag to take advantage of it, but again, that’s their business. Bezos did what he thought he had to do, and let’s be honest–it was a political decision to do so. And Trump is going to do what he does–fight.

I don’t think this will lead anywhere but down a sewer hole. None of it glorifies God.

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