I’ve been reading and subscribing to (in print and online) The Wall Street Journal for more than 30 years.
I’ve enjoyed the financial news reporting, a passion (and skill) of mine for decades. I’ve also enjoyed reading The Journal as an investor. It’s more sophisticated than most U.S. newspapers.
But under its relatively new owner Rupert Murdoch, I find The Journal is increasingly akin to a print version of Fox News, another one of Rupert’s creations.
To be sure, The Journal’s commentary always has been conservative, but now it is creeping into the news pages. One example is here.
It’s sad that a publication once respected for its insightful financial reporting is becoming more like a newsprint version of Fox.
For financial news, I increasingly go to Bloomberg, the Financial Times and the myriad investor forums that the Internet has brought us. The internet has changed the media landscape, as I have said many times before.