More Danny Pearls Wanted
“When you work at The Wall Street Journal, the coins of the realm are truth and trust — the latter flowing exclusively from the former. When you read a story in the Journal, you do so with the assurance that immense reportorial and editorial effort has been expended to ensure that what you read is factual.
“Not probably factual. Not partially factual. Not alternatively factual. I mean fundamentally, comprehensively and exclusively factual. And therefore trustworthy.
“This is how we operate. This is how Danny operated. This is how he died, losing his life in an effort to nail down a story.”
—Bret Stephens, foreign affairs columnist and deputy editorial page editor, The Wall Street Journal, “Don’t Dismiss President Trump’s Attacks on the Media as Mere Stupidity,” Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture, UCLA, Feb. 16, 2017. WSJ journalist Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and beheaded in Pakistan in 2002. (Thanks to alert WORDster Kathleen Franklin.)
• Editorial Comment: Just the facts, ma’am.
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