It was probably because he couldn't find anyone who wanted to buy WaPo:
The New York Post reported that Bezos is looking to potentially buy the Washington Commanders from team owner Dan Synder.
Snyder, however, despises the newspaper because it reported on the alleged toxic management of the NFL franchise.
This would be really hilarious, if you think about it.
Bezos buys the wokest, most mismanaged team in the NFL and sells the wokest, most mismanaged paper in order to do it.
After the report was published on Monday, representatives for Bezos and The Washington Post both told CNN that the newspaper was not for sale.
The New York Post report comes after the newspaper's publisher, Fred Ryan, told staff last month that there would be layoffs.
Sources reportedly told the New York Post they believe that The Washington Post is for sale even though Bezos allegedly told senior staff at the paper that he had no plans to sell.
"I think Bezos' people could go to Dan and say as a gesture of goodwill, ‘We are selling the paper,'" a source familiar with the matter said. "I think that would go a long way with Dan."
The bank that Snyder hired to sell the team continues to court Bezos, even though Snyder might not want to sell to him, the report said. The first round of bidding has already started.