Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Murdoch on the Move

The combination of Rupert Murdoch and the Wall Street Journal’s Dow Jones & Co. is totally awesome. The left wing media may scream like stuck pigs, but this is one powerful combination.

Think of it: the conservative Mr. Murdoch aligned with Fox News and possibly the WSJ’s editorial page, which is unquestionably the greatest conservative opinion platform in the world. Add to that the WSJ and the expected Fox business channel and you get one powerful combination.

Many believe that the WSJ online—with roughly 800,000 paying subscribers—is the best web property in the media.

Yes, as a CNBC talk show host, losing the WSJ link to Fox’s business channel will hurt. But that will all get sorted out later. Business aside, the consolidation of conservative editorial forces is something that pleases me enormously.

We’ll see how it all plays out.