"I think I speak for more than myself when I say that the main reason I have high hopes for your stewardship is that Don Graham said it was the right thing for the paper. He said you are the right guy. That was enough for me. ‘Great’ is an overused term, and sports has rendered it almost meaningless, so I won’t say you have just bought a ‘great’ newspaper. I’m not even sure you’ve bought a ‘newspaper’ in any understood sense. You have bought a place filled with enormously talented and dedicated journalists .  .  . ” (“Open Letter to Jeff Bezos,” Gene Weingarten, Washington Post, August 6).

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