News Corp = Propaganda

Reminder: Rupert Murdoch bought The Wall Street Journal in 2007.

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 Silly Wall Street Journal, that’s not journalism…

source: http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/12/dow-jones-european-executive-resigns/?scp=5&sq=wall+street+journal&st=cse

EXCERPT:

“News Corporation, already dealing with the fallout from a phone-hacking scandal in Britain, has suffered another blow to its European operations.

The publisher of The Wall Street Journal Europe, a unit of News Corporation, resigned Tuesday after an internal investigation revealed an agreement between the paper’s circulation department and a Netherlands-based company that was featured positively in two articles.”

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News Corp = Propaganda

Fox News is Not News

The Wall Street Journal is now a questionable source of information.

For advertising space in The Wall Street Journal to be worth something you have to deliver the paper to real people. Pumping up false circulation numbers with News Corp money is all kinds of wrong. Then publishing favorable stories about the companies willing to be the middle-men “subscribers” is another ethical breach of journalistic integrity. Is this the kind of behavior we should expect from the most circulated newspaper in America? Is The Wall Street Journal really the most circulated newspaper? Who knows if the subscribers are real people or News Corp slush funds?

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Read more:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204002304576627521776854648.html

EXCERPT:

“The matter creates controversy in another corner of the News Corp. empire, which is already feeling effects from a scandal surrounding its now-closed News of the World tabloid, which is facing three criminal investigations in the U.K.”

* That’s The Wall Street Journal reporting on The Wall Street Journal.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/oct/12/wall-street-journal-andrew-langhoff

EXCERPT:

“Wall Street Journal circulation scam claims senior Murdoch executive Andrew Langhoff resigns as European publishing chief after exposure of secret channels of cash to help boost sales figures”

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703373404576147993111341886.html

EXCERPT:

“NOTE TO READERS: This article was written in connection with a now-expired agreement between the Circulation Department of The Wall Street Journal Europe and Executive Learning Partnership that wasn’t disclosed to readers. The impetus for writing the article was the agreement, but the reporting and writing were solely the responsibility of the News Department with no input or review prior to publication by the Circulation Department or ELP. However, any action that creates an impression that news coverage can be influenced by commercial interests is a breach of the ethical standards of Dow Jones & Co.”

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