'WSJ' Editorial Skewers News Corp.'s Critics

Paper defends publisher while pointing fingers

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News Corporation’s stock has plummeted to a two-year low in Australia, and former News International Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks has been arrested, both as the world continues to voice outrage over the ongoing phone hacking scandal. Into the maelstrom comes The Wall Street Journal with a searing unsigned editorial telling News Corp.'s critics to get lost.

The editorial takes aim not at the major players in the scandal. Instead, it points fingers at news outlets like the Guardian and the BBC, accusing them of hypocrisy and pushing their own agenda in covering the scandal.

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