08/05/2013 05:23 pm ET | Updated Oct 05, 2013

Washington Post Sale To Jeff Bezos Prompts Shocked Reactions

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The sale of the Washington Post to Jeff Bezos resulted in a collective gasp on Twitter on Monday.

The Amazon founder purchased the newspaper for $250 million. The news prompted shock from media insiders, as well as plenty of jokes about Bezos' roots at Amazon. The sale was "a genuine holy crap news flash," wrote Talking Points Memo's Josh Marshall.

The reactions from Washington Post staffers were similar:

Below, read some of the other reactions to the big announcement:


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