When Rupert Murdoch’s visited the Wall Street Journal’s headquarters on Tuesday, not only were union flyers torn down in his honor, but there was another welcome surprise.
The flat-panel televisions on the 11th floor, where executives (and perhaps soon Mr. Murdoch) have offices, were tuned to Fox News.
“I had this sickening in my stomach,” said the staffer, “that the work we do would be attached to the work that they do.”
Typically, a Journal staffer said, the screens display either rotating shots from WSJ.com or the type of info-network (with news, weather, etc.) found in many Manhattan office buildings.
And while the televisions in the newsroom may still be airing CNBC, the launch of the Fox Business Channel is just over a month away.