YESS!! If you're not subscribing to The Wall Street Journal now what's yr problem? I ditched the failing hometown L.A. Times in 2011 or '12 after 17 years as a daily print subscriber and haven't looked back.
From Daily Mail:
<< Wall Street Journal vows not to 'wilt under cancel culture pressure' or yield to 'conformity and intolerance' after 280 staffers signed a letter protesting 'misinformation' in the paper's conservative opinion pieces
• iThe Wall Street Journal's opinion section issued a scathing rebuttal late Thursday to a letter signed by 280 of the paper's staffers
• iThe Opinion editorial board said the 'anxieties' of the signers 'aren’t our responsibility in any case'
• iIt vowed not 'wilt under cancel culture pressure' as other publications had
• iThe board also said it would push back on 'progressive conformity and intolerance' with its articles
• iThe group of reporters, editors and other staff at WSJ and its parent company Dow Jones sent the extraordinary letter to publisher Almar Latour on Tuesday
• iIt accused the section of 'misinformation' in conservative opinion pieces
• iThe letter calls for a clearer divide between the paper's news and opinion divisions and raises alarm about the accuracy of the latter division
By Frances Mulraney and Megan Sheets
July 24, 2020
The Wall Street Journal's opinion section had a scathing response Thursday to the 280 staffers who had signed a letter this week claiming it pushed 'misinformation'.
In a note published by the section's editorial board late Thursday night, the fiery rebuttal vowed that the opinion section wouldn't 'wilt under cancel-culture pressure' following the protest letter sent to publisher Almar Latour.
The board said that it would not be responding directly to staffers who signed the letter but hoped to reassure readers that it will continue to fight back against 'a culture of growing progressive conformity and intolerance'.
It added that the opinion section answers to publisher Latour and that the 'anxieties' of the signers 'aren’t our responsibility in any case'.
The board said that it had been 'gratified' by the 'outpouring of support' following the leaking of Tuesday's letter.
'But the support has often been mixed with concern that perhaps the letter will cause us to change our principles and content,' it added.
'On that point, reassurance is in order.'
'The signers report to the News editors or other parts of the business, and the News and Opinion departments operate with separate staffs and editors,' the board added.
'Both report to Publisher Almar Latour. This separation allows us to pursue stories and inform readers with independent judgment.'
It then references similar issues that have arisen in other large publications such as the New York Times, stating that it was 'probably inevitable that the wave of progressive cancel culture would arrive at the Journal, as it has at nearly every other cultural, business, academic and journalistic institution'.
The board then argued its case that the separation from the news department allows it to work independently to combat what it claims is the 'uniform progressive views' seen elsewhere.
'Most Journal reporters attempt to cover the news fairly and down the middle, and our opinion pages offer an alternative to the uniform progressive views that dominate nearly all of today’s media,' it said.
'As long as our proprietors allow us the privilege to do so, the opinion pages will continue to publish contributors who speak their minds within the tradition of vigorous, reasoned discourse,' they added.
'And these columns will continue to promote the principles of free people and free markets, which are more important than ever in what is a culture of growing progressive conformity and intolerance.'
The swipe at colleagues came after more than 280 journalists at The Wall Street Journal and its parent company Dow Jones penned an extraordinary letter to their publisher Tuesday protesting the spread of 'misinformation' in the paper's opinion section.
The group of reporters, editors and other employees called for a clearer divide between the paper's news and opinion divisions and raised alarm about the accuracy of the latter division.
'Opinion's lack of fact-checking and transparency, and its apparent disregard for evidence, undermine our readers' trust and our ability to gain credibility with sources,' the letter states.
'Many readers already cannot tell the difference between reporting and Opinion. And from those who know of the divide, reporters nonetheless face questions about the Journal's accuracy and fairness because of errors published in opinion.'
The employees cited several examples of offending articles, including a column Vice President Mike Pence wrote last month, in which he said panic over a second wave of coronavirus cases was 'overblown' and argued that the Trump administration's handling of the pandemic has been a success. . . >>
FULL ARTICLE HERE: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8555401/Wall-Street-Journal-vows-not-wilt-cancel-culture-pressure-staffers-protest-letter.html