Michael Calderone has an item at the Politico in which an editor at the Wall Street Journal, Gerald Baker, is accused of being “responsible for a more partisan tone” in the WSJ‘s news coverage, which “has started to slant to the right.”
And by whom are these accusations made? A good question. There is no suggestion that WSJ readers are canceling their subscriptions in response to this alleged eruption of partisan bias in the paper’s reporting. The only Baker critic named in the story is a media columnist for the New York Times, while the rest of the criticism is from anonymous WSJ staffers. (Attention reporters everywhere: If you don’t like your boss, call Michael Calderone immediately.)
The essential thrust of Calderone’s article is that any news coverage that departs from the standard-issue pro-Obama slant of the liberal media is highly suspicious and possibly of nefarious origin.
Should Calderone get hired by the Obama administration — as many liberal journalists have already done — his first order of business will be to collect back pay.