Yesterday's headline over at the New York Times' Media Decoder blog gave me pause for a moment:
Critics Claim Ideological Creep at The Wall Street Journal
Many fans of The Wall Street Journal worried
that the newspaper would become a cat toy for Rupert Murdoch after he
bought it, but the paper’s shift toward a more general interest
newspaper has not been accompanied by tendentious politics, near as we
I've heard Mr. Murdoch called all sorts of things, but never an ideologue… but OK, I figured it out. Never mind.
For aspiring ideological creeps among us, the Washington Post is holding a contest for a weekly column spot. Send an op-ed essay of 400 words or less on a current news topic, along with a 100-word self-descriptive paragraph, to America's Next Great Pundit. The winner will appear in the print and/or online editions of the Post for 13 weeks, compensated for each column to the tune of $200 and, presumably, free coffee in the NewsHour green room.