Skip to comments.Blatant WSJ Revisionism Redlined
Posted on 05/10/2011 2:01:29 PM PDT by cowtowney
Yesterday, when we posted the full original letter submitted by True Finns leader Timo Soini titled "Why I Won't Support More Bailouts" as presented by the Wall Street Journal in verbatim, we were surprised that the WSJ, traditionally the bastion of various Fed interests (a topic previously dissected in "On The New York Fed's Editorial Influence Over The WSJ"), would allow such a truthy letter to appear on its pages. Today, courtesy of Karl Denninger who pointed out something glaringly disgusting, we were forced to look again at the letter as it now appears on the website of the WSJ. Shockingly, as the redline below indicates, the entire letter was scrubbed with blatant deletions from the original text which can still be found on the pages of Zero Hedge. It is high time that the WSJ readers demand to know whether this unprecedented scrubbing was due to an editorial intervention, or if Soini himself was responsible for this blatant revisionism. If the latter is indeed the case, perhaps supporters of the True Finn party in Finland should inquire who it was that forced their leader to adjusted his letter in such a way. And here we are making fun of Jean Claude Junker for openly lying to the media...
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Letters are always edited for style and length.
This doesn't strike me as any better or worse than usual. Soini's position is maintained in the revised text.
Am I missing something?
Tylers' unending need to reach for hysterics to drive web traffic.
“Am I missing something?”
Have you even read the differences? You wouldn’t ask that question if you had.
Edited for style and length? Get a clue.
Apparently anything so patently obvious is not deserving of an explanation or any discussion whatsoever. That's fine.
You and Mr. Denninger can hide out in the bunker. I'll have to take my chances above ground.
Best wishes to all.
I expect a great deal more from the editorial page of the WSJ than the Hartford Courant. The Journal is writing for a better educated and more sophisticated reader.
Calumny is such a delightfully 19th century sort of word! The sort of word Safire or Buckley would toss around.