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|The Wall Street Journal has been criticised by senior US journalists for failing to disclose that 10 of its op-ed writers are Mitt Romney advisers.
According to an inquiry by Media Matters, 23 pieces in the WSJ's op-ed pages attacked President Obama or praised Romney without the writers acknowledging their political connections to Romney.
Max Frankel, a former New York Times executive editor, called the lack of disclosure "shameless." He added: "They ought to put a banner saying Romney has approved of this page" It looks like the Wall Street Journal editorial and op ed pages have enlisted in the campaign. They should be disclosing that."
"Not disclosing is inexcusable," declared Stephen Henderson, editorial page editor of the Detroit Free Press. "It is important to disclose that so that the reader can evaluate the argument intelligently..."
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