Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Blatant Media Bias (For Willard)
It turns out that at least 10 of the writers appearing regularly on the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal (writing opinion pieces from a supposed non-biased point of view), are actually campaign advisors for Willard Mitt Romney (aka Wall Street Willie) -- and the Wall Street Journal didn't disclose that fact to its readers. Those writers are:
John Bolton; Max Boot; Lee Casey; Paula Dobriansky; Mary Ann Glendon; Glenn Hubbard; Paul Peterson; David Rivkin Jr; Martin West; and Michael Mukasey.
Of course, this is basic dishonesty. The failure to disclose these writers as Romney advisors gives the illusion that a supposedly non-biased news organization has concluded that Romney is the better candidate. These people have the right to write editorials expressing their opinion and their support for Willard, but it should have been disclosed that they are working with Willard's campaign. Hiding that fact makes the Wall Street Journal look biased.
And that may well be the case. That newspaper is now owned by Rupert Murdoch, and it looks like he is trying to turn it into a print version of his Fox News network. Here is what the editors at some other newspapers are saying about this failure to disclose by the Wall Street Journal: