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A Washington Post reporter criticized the newspaper’s $5.25 million Super Bowl ad that promoted journalism, and said the money would have been better spent raising salaries and providing other benefits to its employees.

“Now unfreeze our pensions, pay an equal wage, and strengthen maternity benefits,” Dan Zak tweeted late Sunday night to the Post’s owner Jeff Bezos.

The article goes on to state the following:

Zak, 35, has been with the Post for 14 years and covers local, national, and foreign news.

Another Washington Post reporter, Sarah Kaplan, tweeted, “I’m really proud to work at a newspaper that does this vital work. But maybe next $10 million could go toward better health benefits, parental leave, equal pay, and more jobs for reporters?”

Fredrick Kunkle, a Washington Post staff writer and co-chair of its union, also slammed the pricey ad in a series of scathing Twitter posts on Saturday. Kunkle wrote:

1) The Post is now paying, say, $5M/30 seconds to tout journalistic freedom during one of the glitziest and – given the NFL’s knee-taking protests and concussions – more controversial sports events in our country #superbowl #wapostrong

2) While I too am extremely proud of the Post and its legacy, this seems like an especially infuriating expense for a company that has: a) tried to take away health care insurance from part-time employees b) moved everyone toward riskier forms of health insurance #wapostrong

3) c) made it easier to lay people off d) cut their severance e) frozen their pensions and resisted the smallest enhancements to remaining retirement benefits until Sen. Bernie Sanders shamed it into doing so

4) f) refused to add a single day of paid parental leave to its measly four weeks
and g) must know that other media companies, sensing trouble ahead, have been trimming staff.

Kunkle then pinned an old tweet to the top of his Twitter page, from September 2017,  when he had written, “Jeff Bezos Wants To Give More Money To Charity. He Should Pay His Workers First.”

Washington Free Beacon editor David Rutz tweeted, “$5.25 million could pay for 10 journalists making $50,000 a year for 10 years.”

Daily Caller reporter Benny Johnson wrote, “Imagine working at WaPo and wanting a raise & seeing that bullshit $5,000,000 ad.”

David Martosk of the Daily Mail tweeted, “For the price of running that ad just once, the Post could have hired a dozen reporters for four years.”

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