A Wall Street Journal article left out arguably the most interesting part of the story: The NYPD’s backing away from stop-and-frisk and reduced interest in small-time busts was accompanied by a 5 percent reduction in major crimes.
The Ultra-Relativism of the Wall Street Journal Editorial Page
With the largest daily circulation of any national newspaper, 1.8 million, and with an affluent and elite audience, the Wall Street Journal is one of the most influential mainstream media organs. Its large circulation is based in substantial measure on its high-quality news offerings, which gives Journal readers a better-than-average view of reality. The paper also has an editorial page, which is under separate operating direction from the news department. A 1993 publisher’s report to Journal readers (presented in a full-page New York Times ad, 1/25/93) pointed out that “the Journal‘s editorial views do not guide or even influence the […]