Tuesday, April 22, 2008
One who isn't edited
Perhaps a pure coincidence, but why is it that word of the resignation of Wall Street Journal (prop.: R. Murdoch) managing editor Marcus Brauchli broke on the day that the op-ed page of the Wall Street Journal (prop. R. Murdoch) contained a prominent article by Rupert Murdoch outlining a Giuliani-McCain style proposal for an alliance of "the West" against terrorism -- much of it cribbed from White House talking points on the US-Colombia free trade deal. Indeed, the extension of the War on Terror to embrace free trade deals is a story in itself. But anyway, perhaps Brauchli was wondering how many more times the op-ed page might be similarly commandeered and decided that he didn't want to be a part of it.