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Wall Street Journal Editorial Board: We Won't Budge

Conservative opinion section responds to 'cancel culture' criticism from within the newspaper

(Newser) - The editorial board of the Wall Street Journal—separate from its news division—has a strongly conservative view, and its pages often feature op-eds from the right. In a note to readers Friday, the editors say they're not going to change a thing amid a "wave of progressive... More »

WSJ Wants Trump to Quit the Scarborough 'Smears'

They accuse him of 'debasing his office' by 'trafficking in trash'

(Newser) - President Trump isn't doing himself—or the country—any favors by pushing unfounded conspiracy theories about MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal warned Wednesday. The conservative publication's board, condemning the president's behavior in unusually strong terms, said Trump's claim that... More »

Investigation: Amazon Beats Own Sellers With Shady Tactics

'Wall Street Journal' says ex-employees admit looking at off-limits data on competitors

(Newser) - Amazon is selling more products under its own label as it directly competes against independent sellers on its own platform. The company swears up and down it doesn't peek at data deemed by those sellers as proprietary, but the Wall Street Journal reports the claim isn't true. The... More »

Court: 4 Men Jailed in Murder of WSJ Reporter Are Innocent

Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, 3 others could go free in Pakistan

(Newser) - The four men jailed in Pakistan for the 2002 kidnapping and beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl are set to walk free. British national Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh has been awaiting the outcome of an appeal since he was sentenced to death for murder, terrorism, and kidnapping for... More »

China Makes Big Move Against Some American Journalists

Revokes media credentials of those working for WSJ, NYT, WaPo

(Newser) - China announced that it will revoke the media credentials of all American journalists at three major US news organizations, in effect expelling them from the country, in response to new US restrictions on Chinese state-controlled media. The foreign ministry said early Wednesday that American citizens working for the New York ... More »

China's Retaliation Against WSJ a First Since 1989

Expels 3 journalists over an opinion headline

(Newser) - China has yanked the press credentials of three Beijing-based Wall Street Journal reporters in retaliation for a Feb. 3 opinion piece published by the paper, per the country's foreign ministry. The Wall Street Journal reports the three have been given five days to exit the country. The offending opinion... More »

WSJ Editorial Puts Forth New Defense of Trump

But he probably won't like it: Idea is that he wanted quid pro quo, but was too 'inept'

(Newser) - President Trump will likely agree with many points of a new editorial from the conservative pages of the Wall Street Journal . It blasts the "secret testimony" of impeachment witnesses, accuses Democrats of "selective leaks" to make Trump look as bad as possible, and calls on Democratic Rep. Adam... More »

WSJ Sees Hypocrisy Among Trump's Critics

'Wall Street Journal' editorial says his opponents are trampling constitutional norms

(Newser) - The conservative editorial page of the Wall Street Journal sees an "irony" at play in the current DC turmoil: "In the rush to impeach Mr. Trump for his real or imagined violations of political norms, his opponents have no problem violating norms themselves," declares an editorial. The... More »

Peggy Noonan: Let's Ditch This 'Imperious Twerp'

'Journal' columnist goes after Mark Zuckerberg and big tech

(Newser) - It's a safe bet that Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan won't be receiving any more invitations to a private gathering with Mark Zuckerberg. In her latest op-ed, Noonan refers to Zuckerberg as an "imperious twerp" who summons people as if he were a prince. More to... More »

Wall Street Journal: Trump Uttered Biggest Doozy of All

'We cannot recall a more absurd misstatement of history by an American President'

(Newser) - President Trump is used to taking flak from the editorial pages of the New York Times and the Washington Post. But a devastating criticism from the conservative editorial page of the Wall Street Journal was generating attention on Friday. The editorial came in response to the president's comments during... More »

One Newspaper Blasts Another Over Trump Story

Wall Street Journal editorial page sees bias in Washington Post coverage of Iraq trip

(Newser) - President Trump says the mainstream media is biased against him, and the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal thinks coverage of his surprise trip to Iraq proves the point. The editorial page, which has a conservative bent, specifically faults the Washington Post for the story that went up on... More »

Facebook Offers Banks Its Users for Their Data

The company says it's 'partnering' with financial giants like Wells Fargo and Citigroup

(Newser) - A report out Monday in the Wall Street Journal claims Facebook has asked some of America's largest financial institutions to share their customers' private financial data. The social giant reportedly wants data as specific as checking account balances and individual transaction information, which would be used as part of... More »

Give Teachers 40% More, but With Caveats

'WSJ' columnist says certification needs to be better to ensure higher-quality teachers

(Newser) - Robert Maranto thinks public school teachers should be paid more—up to 40% more, in fact. But they'll have to work for it, he writes in an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal , because "you can't get something for nothing." Maranto talks about differing viewpoints... More »

WSJ: Kushner Told to Be Wary of Wendi Deng Murdoch

But warning is described as a fairly routine one to make

(Newser) - Not long into Donald Trump's presidency, Jared Kushner was told to tread carefully in his friendship with Wendi Deng Murdoch, the Wall Street Journal reports. The warning came via US counterintelligence authorities, per the Journal's sources, and was based on the belief that Murdoch could be capitalizing on... More »

Trump in War of a Word With Wall Street Journal

Did the president say 'I' or 'I'd'?

(Newser) - President Trump is taking his battle against "fake news" to one of his most reliable supporters. This morning the president started his day by slamming the Wall Street Journal on Twitter for allegedly misquoting him in an interview published Thursday, Politico reports. In the interview Trump is quoted as... More »

China Is Watching Us, or at Least Chinese Cameras Are

'Wall Street Journal' looks at security concerns over industry leader Hikvision

(Newser) - It may not be a household name in the US, but many Americans have surely come under the gaze of a product made by the Chinese company Hikvision. As the Wall Street Journal reports, Hikvision is the No. 2 seller of surveillance equipment in the US and is No. 1... More »

Wall Street Journal Editor's Memo on Trump Draws Flak

Gerard Baker accused of softening coverage of Phoenix rally

(Newser) - The top editor at the Wall Street Journal apparently thinks his reporters are too biased against President Trump. But many in the journalism community think the newspaper has become way too deferential to the White House. The issue flared anew after staffers leaked an email from editor Gerard Baker in... More »

Trump Should Fear Damage Bannon Can Do In White House

In Bannon-McMaster tiff, McMaster isn't the real problem, 'WSJ' editors warn

(Newser) - New White House chief of staff John Kelly certainly has his fair share of challenges ahead of him—and one of them might be mitigating a coordinated alt-right attack against President Trump's national security adviser. The Wall Street Journal editorial board weighs in on what appears to be a... More »

Trump's a 'Freelancer,' and That May Cost Him

Peggy Noonan thinks his reluctance to be an 'institution man' could doom presidency

(Newser) - At his six-month mark as president, Peggy Noonan writes that Donald Trump is being tripped up by the very trait that helped bring him to office. He's a "freelancer," she writes in the Wall Street Journal. That is, he's not an "institution man," and... More »

Ivanka to WSJ: Paid Leave for Parents Not an 'Entitlement'

It's 'an investment in America's working families,' she writes in letter to paper

(Newser) - First daughter Ivanka Trump is defending a White House proposal to mandate paid leave for new parents in a letter to the editor published Wednesday in the Wall Street Journal, the AP reports. In a previous editorial titled "The Ivanka Entitlement," the paper had criticized the Trump administration... More »

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