Of course the “Editorial Review Committee” being created to supposedly assure editorial independence at Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal “Looks Like A 98-Pound Weakling,” as Editor & Publisher’s Mark Fitzgerald writes. It was designed that way.
Look. Murdoch is buying Dow Jones. The owner gets to decide. Period. This guy isn’t going to give up the control he bought.
The first act of this meaningless committee should be a mass resignation. That would have the virtue of honesty.