Wall Street Journal employees upset with opinion page

Nearly 300 Wall Street Journal employees sent a letter to their publisher calling out the opinion section editors for not practicing fact-checking and transparency, thereby losing credibility with reporters’ sources. The letter cited several instances including a column by a conservative commentator, “The Myth of Systemic Police Racism,” that the employees said “selectively presented facts and drew an erroneous conclusion from the underlying data.” (The Hill, July 21, 2020, by J. Edward Moreno)

The letter said there needed to be a greater divide between reporting and opinion. It also said that opinion articles were often contradicted by reporting and that WSJ journalists “should not be reprimanded” for correcting errors in opinion articles. (Mediaite, July 21, 2020, by Aidan McLaughlin)

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