Wall Street Journal Simply Reprints Republican Announcement as News (or Commentary)

news.jpgThe Wall Street Journal apparently set journalistic duties aside today, and simply reprinted the Republican National Committee’s gleeful take on Obama’s reversal on a promise to oppose telecom immunity. The Journal‘s Marketwatch literally stated, “here’s was the RNC has distributed” and then apparently quoted verbatim the entirety of an RNC statement.

Marketwatch classified this post “news & commentary.” This begs the question: which would this act of non-journalism be? It doesn’t seem like an editorial statement. But what kind of “commentary” is just reprinting a party statement?

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