One day before their boss, Rupert Murdoch, had to face the music in Parliament about the furiously growing phone hacking scandal, his loyal underlings at The Wall Street Journal fired off an incensed editorial against the slings and arrows of outrageous criticism.
“We also trust that readers can see through the commercial and ideological motives of our competitor-critics. The Schadenfreude is so thick you can't cut it with a chainsaw.”
Harrumph, sir and again, a hearty harrumph!! The gall! The effrontery!
The shadowy authorities at the Message Control Center are obviously delighted by the Wall Street Journal's initiative, and in an effort to continue this line of attack, the M.C.C. has issued this confidential, and highly fake, directive to its conservative minions: