Talk:The Wall Street Journal

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Circulation "scam"[edit]

Any sense in revising the circulation figures, or perhaps at least noting the recent revelation that they were apparently artificially inflated? It appears that, in Europe at least, the Journal was purchasing large volumes of its own paper to inflate its circulation figures. There's more, along the lines of trading favorable news coverage for help in bolstering circulation figures, but I'm not sure how much of that is recentism. See [1], for example. MastCell Talk 19:52, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

Political Alignment[edit]

This article says right in the sidebar that the political alignment is conservative. It pretty likely is, but it's not officially that way (only the editorials officially endorse conservatives), and other highly-conservative news sources (such as Fox News) do not say it in the sidebar either. Instead of putting it there as a fact, the article should say that it is more of an allegation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheDerpMeister (talkcontribs) 18:11, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

As a Conservative, I consider it a compliment to say the Wall Street Journal is more conservative than most. We do not note that The New York Times is very biased to Obama/Democrat/Liberals, do we? It is not necessary to note. — Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 21:22, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

Op-ed[edit]

My following contribution was deleted on Oct 3 on the ground that it's POV with the explanation that it's "no secret" that the editorial page "favors conservative Republicans."

1. If it is a fact that the editorial page favors conservative republicans, then this should be documented, as my contribution does. The WSJ's conservative tilt is a long-running theme/controversy on this page and my contribution helps to document this.
2. Perhaps more important, my contribution documents major examples of a lack of professionalism (the lack of disclosure), and this is not just a rightward bias of the paper.--NYCJosh (talk) 04:05, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
The WSJ has failed to disclose that many of its op-ed writers attacking President Obama in the lead up to the 2012 presidential elections have been advisors to Republican presidential nominee [Mitt Romney]].[1] [2] Journalists have called this failure an "inexcusable" and "shameless" lapse in journalistic standards and veteran journalists from a host of major national publications have criticized it.[3]
this is just election year pov. people who are ignorant that Karl Rove is a Republican should read Wikipedia before they get too excited. I am amazed that NYCJosh is ignorant of this fact. Rjensen (talk) 05:02, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
RJensen, I am amazed that people fail to read the contribution before commenting. It's not just Karl Rove is a Republican, but that he is an advisor to the GOP pres. candidate. That's noteworthy.--NYCJosh (talk) 01:17, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Pulitzer Prize winners at the Wall Street Journal[edit]

I entered a Google-search, to find any Pulitzer Prize winners at the Wall Street Journal and find: 2013 Bret Stephens of The Wall Street Journal. So I will be reverting a recent deletion edit to the category section. -- Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 22:54, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ Media Matters, 27 Sept. 2012, "Editorial Page Editors: WSJ Lack Of Romney Advisers Disclosure 'Inexcusable' And 'Shameless,'" http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/09/27/editorial-page-editors-wsj-lack-of-romney-advis/190152
  2. ^ The Nation, 30 Sept. 2012, Wall Street Journal' and Fox News Don't Disclose Romney Advisers," http://www.thenation.com/blog/170248/wall-street-journal-and-fox-news-dont-disclose-romney-advisers#
  3. ^ Media Matters, 27 Sept. 2012, "Editorial Page Editors: WSJ Lack Of Romney Advisers Disclosure 'Inexcusable' And 'Shameless,'" http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/09/27/editorial-page-editors-wsj-lack-of-romney-advis/190152