How deep some high-powered people can stoop?
People stooping to the lowest level is not uncommon , however even the lowest level has a limit at the bottom. Unfortunately , the lowest level has no bttom limit in American politics and some American tabloids. The latest despicable news is the conduct of the tabloid called National Enquirer run by a David Pecker who happened to be a life long sycophantic friend of Donald J Trump.
The same David Pecker had accepted $150,000 from Donald Trump for the catch and kill exercise of the story of the former Playboy Model Karen McDougal who had an affair with Donald Trump. Pecker the son of a bricklayer from Bronx was concerned about the effect on the Trump’s candidacy, did not want the story of his affair becomes public before the 2016 Presidential Election. Pecker had bought the story and never published it however McDougal had gone to the Supreme Court to lift the gagging order that she signed. According to the rules of the Election Commissions the payment to prevent any news coming out before the eldction to influence the outcome of the election was illegal and liable for criminal prosecution, however the prosecutor had exercised his discretion to warn the parent company of the Enquirer, AMI that repetition of such conduct could be liable for criminal charges. With normal people and businesses such warnings would have been enough to end of the matter but Enquirer is not a normal organisation nor its editor David Pecker whose nature of of skulduggery combined with kowtowing are not normal. Or are they? How can anyone be a friend of the crooked Donald Trump be normal.? For the sake of clarity Trump loves flattery.
Remember the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the Jounalist worked for Washington Post. Khashogi was a native Saudi Arabian, critical of the Saudi ruler Mohammad Bin Salman or MBS therefore it has been alleged that the king was responsible for the murder of Khashogi and the owner of Washington Post has engaged in an investigation of the incident. The owner of the Washington Post is the same person who is the CEO of Amazon , Mr Jeff Bezos. In order to stop the investigation, friends of MBS have attempted to intimidate Bezos, Mr David Pecker and Enquirer have collected some concocted dirt and published on the front page in the largest colourful font possible about an affair Mr Bezos had with a lady that lead to his divorce from his wife. Followed by the publication was what one would describe as a letter of blackmailing nature was sent to Bezos threatening to publish photographs of salacious content unless he stopped the Khashogi investigation.
Considering the fact that MBS is a economic friend of Donald Trump and David Pecker was seeking investment from MBS and Bezos was not a supporter of Trump, one doesn’t need much imagination for Bezos to surmise that the blackmail attempt was politically motivated . He reacted head-on to call it bluff and he did not hesitate to go public.
Now the Pecker/AMI. Enquirer have broken the undertaking given to the Public Prosecutor by committing further crime of blackmail they face a probable conviction and jail sentence.
We at Worldtamils.uk hereby express our admiration to Mr Bezss’s honest action and for which we congratulate him whole heartedly. Your effort to find justice to a capital crime committed by the Saudis with the connivance of Donald Trump deserve merits.
In 2018, Pecker became embroiled in controversy regarding his involvement in a catch and kill operation to buy exclusive rights to stories that might embarrass his friend Donald Trump, to prevent the stories from becoming public during the 2016 presidential campaign.