The New York Times defended soon-to-be-unemployeed Wall Street Journal editors from Murdoch's siege on the Journal's owners, the Martini drinking Bancrofts.
The Times wrote, "Mr. Murdoch will use The Journal, which has won many Pulitzer Prizes and has a sterling reputation for accuracy and fairness [barf], as yet another tool to further his myriad financial and political agendas."
Hm? Murdoch is Conservative. The Journal is Conservative. Murdoch has myriad financial agendas. The Journal has many financial interests. What agenda could Murdoch have at odds with the Journal? Perhaps ppppppprofit? Perhaps there is a difference between conservatives who make money (like Murdoch) and those who lose it (Dow Jones Management) and blame liberals for the taxes they have to pay on their salaries while doing it.
Liberals everywhere are rejoicing that the whinny conservative Journal is about to get some good old fashion comeuppance. Die on your own sword you self-important hacks!
A poll has found that most readers believe Murdoch already owns every paper in the World. "I should have read the Journal when he didn't own it" one person said.
For its part, the Financial Times of London is preparing for a deluge of resumes from Journal editors. "We expect to say 'yes'," on FT editor says, "yes, come in an beg. We'll pay you what you deserve."