Jeff Bezos on Peter Thiel’s vendetta against Gawker

“Seek revenge and you should dig two graves, one for yourself.”

“The best defense to speech that you don’t like about yourself as a public figure is to develop a thick skin,” he added, stressing that this wasn’t particularly directed at Thiel or any particular story. “If you absolutely can’t tolerate critics, then don’t do anything new or interesting.”

Bezos then warned against the erosion of free speech in the U.S. “Beautiful speech doesn’t need protection,” he said. “It’s ugly speech that needs protection. That’s where the rubber’s gonna meet the road.”

In addition to founding and running Amazon, Bezos acquired and runs The Washington Post. Donald Trump has threatened to investigate Bezos for antitrust because of Bezos’s critical coverage of his campaign.

Jeff Bezos Warns That Revenge Against Gawker Is Pointless [Willa Frej – The Huffington Post]

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