Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The anti-Rupert campaign moves to Beijing

Danwei reports that the China-based reporting staff of the Wall Street Journal has pitched into the anti-Rupert campaign with a letter to Bancroft family members opposing his bid for Dow Jones. Is this a case of rightists mounting an anti-rightist campaign? How confusing.

They had better hope that he doesn't win. Otherwise the FCCs in Beijing and Shanghai will be losing six members.

Update: another China connection in this follow-up post from Danwei. London Times editor Robert Thomson was in Beijing in the late '80s running, if memory serves me rightly, the FT bureau and I remember very being impressed with him when we met. He gives a pretty sharp retort to the Murdoch bashers here, vigorously defending his paper's record on China.

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