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Dow Jones PR Issues Statement to Rebut NY Times’ Claim It Is ‘Tilting Rightward’

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Wall Street Journal editor in chief Robert Thomson is not happy with New York Time‘s reporter David Carr, who alleges in a story today that the Journal‘s Washington Bureau is “adopting a more conservative tone” and that the paper overall is “tilting rightward.”

Dow Jones PR forwarded a statement to media today from Thomson, which read in part, “The news column by a Mr David Carr today is yet more evidence that The New York Times is uncomfortable about the rise of an increasingly successful rival while its own circulation and credibility are in retreat…Whether it be in the quest for prizes or in the disparagement of competitors, principle is but a bystander at The New York Times.”

Of course, everyone knows the Journal is looking to dethrone the Times. Earlier this month, reports surfaced that the Journal will launch in April a New York edition with a budget of $15 million. As one PR executive quipped to PRNewser on the continuing battle, “Just wait until the WSJ’s NY edition goes full swing.”

[image: The Times' David Carr.]

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