Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Scary day for journalism: Tabloid king wins WSJ

This just in: Rupert Murdoch, owner of trashy tabloids and splashy media outfits, will officially be able to buy The Wall Street Journal. This is the guy who owns the UK tabloid The Sun (with its boobs on page 3), Fox News and myspace.com. Sure, he's a marketing genius. But as Bill Moyer's said, he's accustomed to "using journalism as a personal spittoon." Now he'll be controlling one of the only remaining truly great newsrooms in the country. More scary than that, he's adding to his journalistic empire - a problem that's dogging the entire media industry. Fewer owners = fewer voices = more of the same garbage. Let's just hope naked chicks don't show up in the WSJ.


In happier news, stay tuned for pics of my really fun cousins from Duluth, Minn. (cool relatives rock!) and first-hand information on this new phenomenon of the portable storage container.

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