Were we quoted in the Wall Street Journal?
From yesterday’s post, “BREAKING: CNBC Reports Dow Jones Sale“:
UPDATE 1:22 PM PDT: The Wall Street Journal is now reporting it, as is The New York Times. (They’re the Number Two and Number Three largest newspapers in America, respectively, albeit not necessarily respectfully). The Numero Uno Paper, USA TODAY has yet to be heard from.
This may well be remembered as a very dark day in American journalism.
And Here’s the WSJ’s report on their own sale:
Murdoch Wins His Bid for Dow Jones
Bancroft Family Agrees
To $5 Billion Offer
After Deal on Fees
A New Owner for Journal
By SARAH ELLISON and MATTHEW KARNITSCHNIG
August 1, 2007 2:53 p.m.
… Opponents of the deal called it a dark day for journalism. Leslie Hill, a family member who opposed the deal, resigned as a Dow Jones director late Tuesday afternoon. In a letter to the board, she conceded the deal was a good one in financial terms, but said it failed to outweigh “the loss of an independent global news organization with unmatched credibility and integrity.” …
What say you? (To quote a Rightie blowhard who will probably shortly become a WSJ columnist).