This afternoon, Washington Post staffers gathered in an auditorium, bracing themselves for a major announcement by publisher Katharine Weymouth:

What was the big news?

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of internet giant, will reportedly pay $250 million for the Washington Post and affiliated publications. In cash.


For the record:

But just because the Post wasn’t sold to doesn’t mean we can’t still make jokes:

And off we go:


Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.