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I called in and cancelled my subscription to the WSJ this morning. End of an era. I just couldn't see spending so much to support so much that was offensive.
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Mark, I'll forward you Kim Strassel's columns...at least for as long as I can hang in... :)ReplyDelete
The thing is, while she's normally sensible, it's only once a week and it's also generally pretty mainstream stuff warmed over. Nothing really incisive. Not worth the price.Delete
I don't get to read the WSJ as much as I did when I had more free time. At one time, they had a fairly good editorial section under Robert Bartlett. Is Paul Gigot still the head of the editorial section?ReplyDelete
Regarding commentators, Donald Trump really separates the men from the boys. We've seen the mask drop from Bill Kristol, George Will, David French, Michael Gerson and more. And off point, how did anyone ever regard David Brooks as a conservative? The fact that he is the "conservative" voice for the News Hour is a joke.
It's all basically globalist neocon stuff now, pretending to be conservative.Delete
Yup. I cancelled earlier this year when they upped the subscription to $43 per month. News is reported on the web. Newspapers have become political opinion and lifestyle feature articles--no thanks.ReplyDelete
Rupert Murdoch acquired the WSJ to have a national platform to compete with the NYT. Now he has a clone of the NYT--with a NeverTrump/neocon opinion page slightly to the right of the leftwing NYT.
That's it. Why pay for that? And it's full of BS "lifestyle" type articles now.Delete
Since the ouster and death of Roger Ailes, and Rupert Murdoch's transfer of power to his children, both the WSJ and FoxNews are drifting past left of center. I have no idea what Ailes' true politics were-he was always a hired gun- but he recognized the niche that the networks and CNN had left in news/opinion coverage, and exploited it to the fullest extent possible.ReplyDelete
I think it is pretty simple- the owners and the controllers of both are left of center, and are slowly, through, attrition changing both so that a decade from now you won't be able to distinguish them from CNN and the NYTimes today. Same thing has happened to Drudge whose bookmark I removed this week after having it at the top line of every browser for over 20 years. I won't supply any business to any organization that lies without shame or inhibition.
Yes. I used to use Drudge as a homepage, but that changed several years ago for me. But: "lies without shame or inhibition."Delete