WSJ Reporters Just Got Called Out By Editor In Chief For Protecting Trump With Biased Coverage
The Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker on Wednesday blasted the publication’s reporters for their coverage of President Trump’s Tuesday rally demanding that staff “stick to reporting” and avoid “selective criticism.”
“Sorry. This is commentary dressed up as news reporting,” Baker wrote in an early Wednesday morning email to a group of Wall Street Journal editors and reporters after reading a draft of a story on Trump’s Phoenix rally, The New York Times reported.
In a follow-up email obtained by The Times, Baker asked, “Could we please just stick to reporting what he said rather than packaging it in exegesis and selective criticism?”
In comparing the draft of the story sent to Baker and the final version that was published in the paper Wednesday, The Times found several phrases pertaining to Trump were removed in order to protect the erratic president.
The Journal is owned by Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of 21st Century Fox and Fox News. Murdoch reportedly speaks on a regular basis with the president and reportedly had dinner at the White House earlier this month.