Jeff Bezos thinks trying to get revenge on Gawker is a waste of time

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Speaking today at the Code Conference, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos spoke out against Peter Thiel’s crusade against Gawker Media. Bezos who was perhaps speaking more as the owner of The Washington Post than as the CEO of Amazon, shied away from discussing the specifics of the Hulk Hogan sex tape trial that Thiel has been funding. Nevertheless, he doesn’t approve of the tactic. “Do you really want to spend your time trying to right some, even if it’s legitimate, wrong?” he asked. The answer, for him, is clearly no.

Bezos quoted Confucius (or at least the apocryphal version of him), saying “Seek revenge, and you shall dig two graves, one for yourself.” His criticism wasn’t much more pointed than that, however. He painted it mainly as simply a…

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