Peter Kafka

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Amazon Defends Warehouse Safety, Again

Amazon has posted a statement defending its worker safety record at a Breinigsville, Pa., warehouse, as well as its other warehouses, arguing that “it’s safer to work in the Amazon fulfillment network than in a department store.” It’s the company’s second public response to a month-old newspaper story about unsafe working conditions at the Breinigsville outpost.

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald