There’s been a lot of talk recently about Murdoch spreading the craziness from the op-ed section of the Wall Street Journal into the reality based sections. This is what a lot of people feared would happen when he bought it, but it really didn’t seem very likely. Doing that would be crazy, wouldn’t it? The Journal’s reputation was what he paid $5.6 billion for.
I haven’t been reading it lately, and I’ve been willing to discount articles like David Carrs’, but now Barry Ritholtz is saying the same thing. I don’t think he has an ax to grind, so perhaps it really has happened.
Oh well, I guess that completes our transition to a society where Jon Stewart is our most trusted newscaster.