Monday, September 17, 2007

Heart on your sleeve

This morning's Wall Street Journal shows the news angle of its new management with this teaser above the masthead on the front page:

In Interview, Greenspan Hits Democrats, Too
If you're too thick to understand that, the headline on A3 is:
Greenspan's Dismay Extends Both Ways
Reporter Greg Ip helpfully "corrects" the impression that Greenspan is only put out with the Republicans.

Trouble is, Greenspan's opinions about Democrats aren't news, while his criticisms of Republicans - since he is one - are.

I suppose I could make the same critique of this post. Bias in the WSJ is old hat; the difference is that the Journal's news pages used to be relatively immune from the stone age politics of the editorial page.

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