07 junio 2007

Primer editorial del WSJ sobre la OPA de Murdoch

No deja de ser significativo que el primer editorial que el Wall Street Journal dedica al intento de compra de Dow Jones por parte de Murdoch se titule "An Independent Newspaper". Es toda una declaración de los principios que han guiado a los redactores del Journal desde su nacimiento y que se resumen en la conocida frase : "Free people, free markets":
We believe in the individual, in his wisdom and his decency. We oppose all infringements on individual rights, whether they stem from attempts at private monopoly, labor union monopoly or from an overgrowing government. (...)

Whether the Bancroft family sells or not, and no matter who is the buyer, we plan to stand for those beliefs for as long into the future as we are able.
Y aprovecha para dar un coscorrón al New York Times y acusar a sus editores de practicar la misma injerencia informativa que la que practica Murdoch:
The New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. selects "not merely the editorial page editor but columnists, political endorsements and, as far as we can tell, even news coverage priorities." (...) "We don't see how this differs from most of what Murdoch is accused of doing with his newspapers. The same lack of independence also applies to most non-family media companies such as Gannett, a newspaper owner whose make-no-waves corporate ethic turns nearly all of its editorial pages into mush."
Todo el editorial, aquí.

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