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    Default Fuk the Wall Street Journal

    Nice agenda. Are they a subsidiary of Fox "news"?


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    Default Re: Fuk the Wall Street Journal

    Yup. Rupert Murdoch is in full control now. Of course, the WSJ editorial page has been in lockstep with the Fox agenda since time immemorial so Murchoch's acquisition primarily serves to bring the rest of the paper into line with that agenda. And, if you think about it, any of today's business news is hardly what you'd call reality-based.
     

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    Default Re: Fuk the Wall Street Journal

    What pissed you off big boy? A healthy does of Murdoch, no doubt.

    Personally I find that I only achieve news parity on the rare days that I get a chance to read both WSJ and NYT at length.
     

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    Default The OT

    This thread is a perfect example for the OT subforum!
     

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    Default Re: Fuk the Wall Street Journal

    What, the other papers and news outlets get it right...I mean correct? Now that's funny.
     

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    Default Re: Fuk the Wall Street Journal

    Yeah....none of the other papers have an agenda at all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disturbed View Post
    Nice agenda. Are they a subsidiary of Fox "news"?
     

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    Default Re: Fuk the Wall Street Journal

    Post a link so I can be disturbed too. I love hating on the willfully stupid.
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    Default Re: Fuk the Wall Street Journal

    Good reason to get a parrot

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    Default Re: The OT

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Jays View Post
    This thread is a perfect example for the OT subforum!
    Wrong.

    ......The Wall Street Journal looked at the background of Tailwind and its participants. The moving force was Thomas Weisel, a former amateur cycling champion and investment banker. He set up Montgomery Sports in 1989, which put together the original USPS team in 1995. In 1999, he set up Tailwind with five other investors for about 2.5 million dollars...................
    It couldn't be more cycling related.

    US Postal Backers Could Be Under Investigation | Cyclingnews.com


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    Default Re: Fuk the Wall Street Journal

    Perhaps this should be "Fuk Tom Weisel and the rest of his ilk." The WSJ (and I'm no fan) just seems to be reporting on the events.
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    Default Re: Fuk the Wall Street Journal

    Glad to see politics is now allowed.

    What's the agenda in the story/series from the WSJ? It does not read as pro business. In fact it's very dry/factual with a flow that reads anti-Weisel, if anything. For a mainstream outlet, the WSJ has done a pretty good job putting the story in context over the last 12 months, IMO.
     

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    Default Re: Fuk the Wall Street Journal

    reed alborgetti has been on this beat all along atmo.
    the story needs to be told and the players exposed.

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    Default Re: Fuk the Wall Street Journal

    Quote Originally Posted by 1centaur View Post
    Glad to see politics is now allowed.
    We'll see. Everybody keep cool.
     

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    Default Re: Fuk the Wall Street Journal

    Some conspiracy theorists have made the following connections:

    Rupert Murdoch owns the Journal.
    Rubert Murdoch owns Sky Broadcasting.
    Sky sponsored a team in the TdF.
    LA/Bruyneel now at Radio Shack.

    Therefore, anti-Lance stories in the WSJ = Sky vs. Radioshack.


    Personally, I don't think Rupert Murdoch has time, personally, to worry about the TdF. I think Reed Albergotti is just following a story.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawker View Post
    I think Reed Albergotti is just following a story.
    this isn't just a story - it's the story of creation atmo. its tentacles reach the far corners in the
    sport, such as we know it. people are fooling themselves if they think this is a tabloid subject.

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    Default Re: Fuk the Wall Street Journal

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawker View Post
    .. I don't think Rupert Murdoch has time, personally, to worry about the TdF...
    Nor do I think Team Sky would push this. Lance is not a threat to them, and they're not a current threat for the TdF.

    I presume the WSJ has figured out that the cycling demographic has a good crossover with its readership (just like expensive watch buyers) and they can track the hits this usually-on-Saturday series is getting. WSJ has yet to do one of these pieces that did not get a mention/link on a forum pretty early on the day it came out, way before I wander down the driveway to get my copy.

    NYT has done a lot more cycling articles in the last 2 years as well.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1centaur View Post
    Nor do I think Team Sky would push this. Lance is not a threat to them, and they're not a current threat for the TdF.

    I presume the WSJ has figured out that the cycling demographic has a good crossover with its readership (just like expensive watch buyers) and they can track the hits this usually-on-Saturday series is getting. WSJ has yet to do one of these pieces that did not get a mention/link on a forum pretty early on the day it came out, way before I wander down the driveway to get my copy.

    NYT has done a lot more cycling articles in the last 2 years as well.
    right on.
     

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    Default Re: Fuk the Wall Street Journal

    Who owns Sports Illustrated (time warner?)? That's where you'll see this next.
     

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    Default Re: Fuk the Wall Street Journal

    I love all of the conspiracy theories behind this. Next thing you're gonna tell me is that cycling teams are secretly funded and run by secret organizations like Opus Dei. Ha ha ha... What? Really? Shit.
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