Two former Wall Street Journal reporters appeared to praise current reporters for leaking emails from the paper’s editor-in-chief Wednesday.
Editor Gerard Baker sent a series of emails to WSJ reporters and editors Tuesday night, criticizing them for writing “commentary dressed up as news reporting” regarding President Donald Trump’s Tuesday night speech in Phoenix, Ariz. At least one WSJ employee responded by leaking the email chain to the New York Times.
Two former WSJ employees, Neil King and Katie Rosman, appeared to praise the leakers on Twitter.
Wonder why the WSJ has veered into blandness and hyper caution? Reporters constantly looking over their shoulders…https://t.co/0czBtrLPnr
— Neil King (@NKingofDC) August 23, 2017
I admire my former fellow WSJ reporters, now more than ever. https://t.co/vuuHMWVFn5
— katie rosman (@katierosman) August 23, 2017
Several other journalists took to Twitter to express their skepticism of Baker’s editorial leadership, including CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski and Mark Berman of The Washington Post.
— andrew kaczynski
— Mark Berman (@markberman) August 23, 2017
While those on Twitter criticized Baker for being soft on Trump, the editor only asked his staff to “stick to reporting what he [Trump] said rather than packaging it in exegesis and selective criticism.”
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