Press: Newswatch: Offsetting True Believers

Offsetting True Believers

"The campaign against Judge Bork is shrill, mean and anti-intellectual," a Wall Street Journal editorial commented typically. Critics of the Journal's editorial page often call it strident, narrow-minded and biased. Yet many of these critics hail the Journal's news pages for their tough coverage of the editorial page's most sacred cows and of corporate misdeeds.

The Journal has long been a newspaper with a split personality -- editorials written by "true believers" and the news reported by true skeptics. The man charged with reconciling these contrary forces doesn't believe in doing so. He is Warren H. Phillips, chairman and chief executive...

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