Those pages are well-respected for good reason, not least of which has been the inclusion of some of the finest long-tailed English-language journalism to be found anywhere.Yes, its editorial page aside, the WSJ provided some of the best writing I've had the pleasure to read. I am in mourning today. The Wall Street Journal, as we've known it, is now dead. It may take time, or it may happen quite quickly, but understand this: Murdoch will kill any journalistic integrity that the WSJ now enjoys. Everything written there will now be suspect.
Meteor Blades quotes Keith Olbermann's interview with Air America's Rachel Maddow who says:
This is getting, I think, to the really big issue here, the really big story. Because this is not just about media consolidation. It’s not just about supporting Republican candidates or conservative policies. The big issue here is, and the big agenda here, I think, is to just make news worse. To undermine the idea of a discoverable truth about information that can be researched, and conveyed and believed in.Yep. Whether its government or the news, it seems to me that the right-wing power brokers' whole aim is to disenchant us with being vigilant and active so that they can go about achieving their objectives with nary a whimper from the populace.