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'Morning Joe' Debates Future Of Print Media After Washington Post Sale To Jeff Bezos (VIDEO)

08/06/2013 03:08 pm ET | Updated Oct 06, 2013

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The panel on "Morning Joe" debated the future of print media on Tuesday, on the heels of the sale of the Washington Post to Jeff Bezos.

Bezos bought the newspaper for $250 million, shocking observers. Bob Woodward, Tina Brown -- whose own publication, Newsweek, was just sold over the weekend -- and Howard Fineman discussed the news and what it meant for the Post and the problems facing print media. Woodward said the sale was "sad," but "good news" considering that newspapers are now in the game of "survival."

Howard Fineman suggested that the Washington Post may engage more with readers and operate with fewer logistical costs under Bezos.

Later, co-host Joe Scarborough warned about the absence of newspapers to hold public figures accountable. "Government is going to become more corrupt if these changes continue and newspapers, printed newspapers wither on the vine," he said.

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