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WSJ: Nat’l Enquirer Asked DOJ If It Should Register as Foreign Agent

HeadlineFeb 12, 2019
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The Wall Street Journal is reporting American Media, Inc., which owns the National Enquirer, asked the Justice Department last year whether it should register as a foreign agent because it published a magazine that promoted Saudi interests and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The revelation came as a recent blog post by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos placed renewed scrutiny on the media company’s relationship with Saudi Arabia. In his post, Bezos accused the National Enquirer of “extortion and blackmail” over leaked text messages from his then-extramarital relationship. Bezos suggested that critical coverage of Saudi Arabia by The Washington Post—which he owns—following the murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi “seem[ed] to hit a particularly sensitive nerve.”

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