Thursday, August 2, 2007

Decline and Fall

I woke up this morning wondering how long it would it would take to see the effects of Rupert Murdoch’s acquisition of The Wall Street Journal. I didn’t have long to wait.

When I opened my front door, my Journal was not waiting for me right next to the door where it always is. My heart sunk. What, no paper?

Then I found it. It was on the third step, just far enough down so I couldn’t see it from the door.

What’s next, Rupert? The second step? The first step? The sidewalk? The shrubbery? Clearly, the decline and fall of a great newspaper has begun. And I blame it all on Rupert.

-TOM LINTHICUM, Executive Editor

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