A big irony is in development. The liberal billionaire owner of The Washington Post, which had decried that President Donald Trump’s 2017 tax law was showering “billions of dollars worth of tax relief on upper-income people and businesses,” reportedly could become the first trillionaire. Jeff Bezos, currently the world’s richest man, “will be even richer in a few years — the first trillionaire — and a global pandemic may only be speeding up that process."
Coronavirus has created a U.S. market full of instability and uncertainty, but President Donald Trump is calling on industry leaders and experts to answer the call “to chart the path forward toward a future of unparalleled American prosperity.”
Trump announced the Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups on April 14, the same day he stated that “plans to reopen the country are close to being finalized” during a White House briefing. Included among the different industry groups is a Tech task force featuring some of the top names in technology and social media.
The NBC, ABC, and CBS morning shows on Tuesday all excitedly cheered the news that Amazon CEO and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos would devote billions of dollars to fighting climate change. The networks also made sure to point out that Bezos was bowing to pressure from left-wing climate activists working at Amazon.
Is a new story from liberal outlet The Washington Post another instance of the pot calling the kettle black? Liberal Washington Post columnist Margaret Sullivan decried liberal billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s 2020 candidacy in a Nov. 25 article headlined “Mike Bloomberg just stabbed the journalistic heart of his news organization.”
Amazon’s influence might bring another Democratic presidential candidate to the stage. Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg recently filed to be on the Alabama ballot in the 2020 primary.
It’s been a long time since the executives at CBS News have had something to cheer about in the ratings, and that trend continues despite the replacement of the previous Evening News anchor Jeff Glor with female host Norah O’Donnell. In addition, the network is paying O’Donnell at least $7 million per year, much more than the $2 million Glor received during the 18 months he sat in the anchor chair.
Americans seem to love Big Tech’s latest smart devices for their conveniences, but are Amazon- and Google-approved apps being used to eavesdrop and phish for your passwords?
With experts warning about hackers and insider sabotage as Amazon expands into the business of elections, should American voters worry about officials putting all their eggs in one basket? Amazon Web Services (AWS) has increasingly become involved with both “state and local elections,” noted Reuters inn an article titled “How Amazon.com moved into the business of U.S. elections.” “More than 40 states now use one or more of Amazon’s election offerings,according to a presentation given by an Amazon executive this year.” But security experts are concerned about how risky AWS’s decentralization of election data will be.
If you’re not preparing now to serve our future robot overlords, then you’d better start. Amazon, since at least Jan. 2019, has been hard at work developing what it calls a “fully-electric delivery system – Amazon Scout – designed to safely get packages to customers using autonomous delivery devices.” Amazon has already developed Amazon AI. You know her as Alexa, and her counterpart is the Echo. Alexa, Amazon notes, is “Amazon’s cloud-based voice service,” and it is available “on more than 100 million devices from Amazon and third-party device manufacturers.” From playing music to making phone calls to family members, and from setting timers to sharing the weather forecast – even learning French – Amazon Alexa could be in the infancy stages of what could otherwise be considered the core of Skynet.
Note to lefty special interests: Pick on the Big Tech companies. They’re pushovers. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced at the National Press Club on September 19 that he was making massive changes to Amazon in order to fight climate change. More than 1,500 Amazon employees pledged to walk out on strike on September 20 as part of the Global Climate Strike along with other tech employees from Google and Microsoft.
No, no, no. Hell, no! That's my response to the latest trial balloon floated by the White House to join with Silicon Valley on a creepy program monitoring Americans’ “neurobehavioral signs” to (purportedly) prevent gun violence. President Donald Trump's old friend, former NBC head Bob Wright, has been pushing an Orwellian surveillance scheme called “Safe Home” — “Stopping Aberrant Fatal Events by Helping Overcome Mental Extremes” — that would cost taxpayers between $40 million and $60 million.
The once august New Yorker used to be the home of such skilled writers as Dorothy Parker, S.J. Perelman, James Thurber, and E.B. White who were renowned for their sophisticated humor. Nowadays? Well, check out how they congratulate the HuffPost for "creating" a headline that was already obvious to many in this February 8 article by Erich Lach, 'The Story Behind the Instant Classic “Bezos Exposes Pecker” Headline.'