The relentless Murdochization of the Journal continues. This weekend (August 27-28) was an especially good example.
First, consider the issue of geography. Here’s the first part of an article about Hurricane Irene:
There’s only one small problem. Springfield is indeed 90 miles from Boston, but it’s west of town, not north. If the residents are indeed evacuating, Irene must be a heck of a lot larger than forecasters are predicting.
Second, there’s a long review of a new biography of Jane Fonda (Patricia Bosworth, Jane Fonda: The Private Life of a Public Woman. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 596 pp., $30). The review is actually more of a commentary on Ms. Fonda’s life and questionable choices. But the Journal editors at least included a slideshow, including the following two images.
And don’t get me started about the headline that briefly read “Hurricane Hits Pummels U.S. Coast.”