Ideological Creep

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
can tell.

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.

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2 Comments to Ideological Creep

  1. Margarita's Gravatar Margarita
    September 30, 2009 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    You know I post a lot of links to the WSJ, mostly health industry related, but to me the shift from the “old” times is obvious. I now selectively read this and that, as I would in pretty much any other paper. Ideologue – don’t know – doesn’t that imply a well-defined idea, even by virtue of the word itself? Haven’t figured that one out – am I missing something?

  2. K.A. Cozy's Gravatar K.A. Cozy
    October 1, 2009 at 2:06 am | Permalink

    I think “Ideological Creep” would make a good Internet handle. It would need the right avatar, though.

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