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 Amazon.com, will reportedly pay $250 million for the Washington Post and affiliated publications. In cash.

Wow.

For the record:

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

And off we go:

https://twitter.com/jhaverly/status/364489667703353344

https://twitter.com/jdonels/status/364487171216252928

Heh.

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

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