Ford Death Takes Thunder Out Of Resized Wall Street Journal Debut

wsj_resized_debut.jpgThe meaner, leaner Wall Street Journal makes its much-ballyhooed debut today. Funny little thing: Wall Street is closed — out of respect for President Ford‘s funeral.

D’oh. (If you thought the rival Times would relish reporting this, well, check out the lede: “You know what they say about the best-laid plans. The Wall Street Journal is now an expert.”)

Publisher L. Gordon Crovitz says he’s “girded for the letters of complaints written with quills on parchment.”

Copies of the paper, it should be noted, are free at newsstands today, as is WSJ.com.

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