Once upon a time, the Wall Street Journal was a respected member of the Fourth Estate. Those days ended when the 123 year old publication was acquired by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. Slowly but surely, News Corp’s influence. and its right-wing agenda have transformed the Journal, which has won the Pulitzer Prize thirty-three times, into yet another arm of the Republican talking points machine.
Case in point: Media Matters asks the question: Why Won’t The Wall Street Journal Acknowledge Its Karl Rove Ties? In his blog, Eric Boehlert calls into question the ethics of a news organization that consistently fails to disclose that Karl Rove is an employee of the paper when they are reporting on Rove’s campaign work with American Crossroads, an ultra-conservation organization committed to defeating President Obama as well as down ticket Democrats.