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