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Washington Post Sale To Jeff Bezos Prompts Shocked Reactions

Jeff Bezos, CEO of AMAZON, introduces new Kindle Fire HD Family and Kindle Paper white during the AMAZON press conference on
Jeff Bezos, CEO of AMAZON, introduces new Kindle Fire HD Family and Kindle Paper white during the AMAZON press conference on September 06, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)

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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