When Winston Churchill’s lunatic reactionary son Randolph had a tumor biopsy that came back benign, Evelyn Waugh remarked, “It was a typical triumph of modern science to find the only part of Randolph that was not malignant and remove it.”
It looks as if Rupert Murdoch has done the reverse: he’s taken the one part of the Wall Street Journal that desperately needed changing, and promised not to change it. Paul
BGigot, who’s down with using violence to steal elections, will remain in complete command of the editorial page. The news operation, which is a national treasure, is completely open to Murdoch’s depredations.