Some Amazon.com User Reviews of the Washington Post

The one thing I’m willing to bet on with the Bezos acquisition of the Post is a serious downgrade in Amazon.com user reviews. Some examples:

360 of 384 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent newspaper, April 12, 2013
By LOYAL READER (Washington, DC, United States) – See all my reviews
This review is from: Washington Post Newspaper
Wow! I got this and I was not disappointed! Thanks to Amazon Prime two-day shipping most of the stories were a li-i-ttle dated, but not much, and I just loved the depth and thoughtfulness of the reporting! What a paper! Mr. Bezos, this is a quality product.

PS You totally shouldn’t fire anyone who works there because they are all absolutely vital in producing this product.
PPS I am not an employee or anything, just a super loyal observer!
PPPS Especially not the person whose desk is to the left as you come out of the elevator on the fifth floor. She’s great. You can tell she’s great because she has a really big Newsies poster and she likes to wear an old-timey pork-pie hat when she goes out on reporting calls.
PPPS I’ve never met or seen her, that’s just how I picture her, as an unbiased observer.
PPPPS You’re great, Mr. Bezos! Again, don’t fire her. Her name is Lorna. Lorna McNulty.

282 of 384 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Huh!, April 12, 2013
By READER  (Washington, DC, United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Washington Post Newspaper
Have to say I’m baffled. When I saw this listed I thought, “Wow! Already?” The price tag was considerably down from the $250 million it went to Bezos for and I thought it would be neat to own my own newspaper. But all I got was this plastic bag that contained what appeared to be a large number of big printouts of the Internet. Not sure where to go from here. Not bad for $1.75 I guess?

347 of 384 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Wrinkly, August 6, 2013
By READER  (Washington, DC, United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Washington Post Newspaper
When it came it was all wrinkly and the news was all stuff I’d read on the Internet the day before. Does anyone else have this problem?

372 of 384 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great product!, April 12, 2013
By Totally Not Lorna McNulty  (Washington, DC, United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Washington Post Newspaper
Hi, Jeff Bezos! Please don’t fire me! I have a child to feed! You know who else was fired when she had a child to feed? Fantine. Do you know what happened to Fantine? She lost her teeth and hair, became a prostitute and died. Do you want that on your conscience, Jeff Bezos?

315 of 384 people found the following review helpful
0.5 out of 5 stars Where’s Apartment 3G?, April 12, 2013
By LOYAL READER  (Washington, DC, United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Washington Post Newspaper
WHERE IS APARTMENT 3G? WHY IS THE COMICS PAGE DEVOID OF THIS GREAT BASTION OF JOY AND WONDER? WHAT HAS MARGO BEEN DOING? I NEED TO KNOW WHAT THAT ZANY BROAD IS ALL ABOUT!

290 of 384 people found the following review helpful
0.5 out of 5 stars Where’s Apartment 3G?, April 12, 2013
By LOYAL READER (Washington, DC, United States) – See all my reviews
This review is from: Washington Post Newspaper
This paper is an Obama-Nation and I am BIDEN my time for you to implode because YOU ARE ALL COMMIE HITLER DO YOU HEARS ME? I won’t MICHELLE this nonsense!

258 of 384 people found the following review helpful
0.5 out of 5 stars Where’s Zippy the Pinhead?, April 12, 2013
By LOYAL READER  (Washington, DC, United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Washington Post Newspaper
Comics selection pretty good, but leaves a little to be desired. Family Circus is okay. Liked the word jumble! Man, that “Zits” never gets old. That Jeremy is such a rebellious teen!

60 of 384 people found the following review helpful
0.5 out of 5 stars YOUR the WORST, April 12, 2013
By LOYAL READER  (Washington, DC, United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Washington Post Newspaper
This paper is a mouthpiece for MUSSOLINI’S FASCIST GHOST and you should get down on your knees every day and give thanks that PRESIDENT OBAMA does not CRUSH YOU as has been within his power for a long time. Your all NEOCON SANTAS.

302 of 384 people found the following review helpful
0.5 out of 5 stars MEDIA BIAS!!! ALert, April 12, 2013
By I Leave This Same Comment On Everything (Washington, DC, United States) – See all my reviews
This review is from: Washington Post Newspaper
WHY AREN’T YOU COVERING THE SUBJECT OF THE ARTICLE I JUST READ IN YOUR PAPER? YOU NEVER COVER THAT SUBJECT.

0 of 384 people found the following review helpful
0.0 out of 5 stars Awful, August 6, 2013
By Not A Reader Just A Commenter  (Washington, DC, United States) – See all my reviews
This review is from: Washington Post Newspaper
I hate this paper so much I did not even bother to leave a comment.

379 of 384 people found the following review helpful
0.5 out of 5 stars So?, August 6, 2013
By READER  (Washington, DC, United States) – See all my reviews
This review is from: Washington Post Newspaper
So?

382 of 384 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Liner notes, April 12, 2013
By LOYAL READER  (Washington, DC, United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Washington Post Newspaper
Wish there were a print version available. Parrot keeps ruining my Kindles as fast as I can order them.

361 of 384 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Match?, August 6, 2013
By READER  (Washington, DC, United States) – See all my reviews
This review is from: Washington Post Newspaper
Also wish there were a print version available. This Kindle edition is nice and all, but when I use it to wrap things and ship them they get more damaged than not.

290 of 309 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Thanks A Lot!!! (not), August 6, 2013
By Graham (Rockford, IL United States) – See all my reviews
This review is from: Washington Post Newspaper
Disturbed by user suggestions for “If You Liked This Product.” No, I don’t need a Hoverround, Magnifier Reading Glasses, or a Life Alert. I’m feeling great. I am young and vibrant and hip, and I recently read a Trend Piece in the New York Times that assured me that even in Williamstown, the hipsters frequently buy print newspapers and read them meticulously.

198 of 384 people found the following review helpful
0.5 out of 5 stars Redford?, April 12, 2013
By GateCrasher  (Washington, DC, United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Washington Post Newspaper
Where’s Robert Redford? Picture suggested Robert Redford would be in this. Can’t find him anywhere. Just a bunch of trend pieces and 2016 speculation. Would settle for Dustin Hoffman but can’t even find him.

384 of 384 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Longtime subscriber, August 6, 2013
By READER  (Washington, DC, United States) – See all my reviews
This review is from: Washington Post Newspaper
I like it, but — guys, you realize Watergate was like 40 years ago, right?

141 of 384 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars HELP!, August 6, 2013
By READER  (Washington, DC, United States) – See all my reviews
This review is from: Washington Post Newspaper
My fingers oh god what happened to my fingers — there’s a greyish substance on them someone help oh god I think I’m dying.

121 of 384 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What a great product!, August 6, 2013
This review is from: Washington Post Newspaper
By READER  (Washington, DC, United States) – See all my reviews
This started out very interesting, but the pages won’t turn when I click them and it got soggy when I left it outside and there were no options for FACEBOOK SHARING and what is an ANYTHING without options for FACEBOOK SHARING?

130 of 384 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Oh say can you MSNBC August 6 2013
By READER (Washington, DC, United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Washington Post Newspaper
It’s like the book version of MSNBC, but with less yelling!

(Yes, I realize we’re just owned by Bezos, not by Amazon. The newsroom of the future is not at all a giant Kindle, and I have not been replaced by a Kindle Fire! Nope! Not at all. Jeff Bezos has kind eyes.)

Alexandra Petri writes the ComPost blog, offering a lighter take on the news and opinions of the day.