by Sarah Rabil
| Apr. 7, 2010
Rupert Murdoch, chairman and chief executive officer of News Corp., said newspaper publishers should prevent search engines like Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp.’s Bing from displaying full articles for free.
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This is a very poor piece of journalism. It is accurate (presumably), but it is not true. Murdoch is quoted as saying that newspapers must stop Google and Bing from displaying full articles for free -- something that, in fact, does not happen. The reporter leaves out critical context by failing to note that Murdoch is describing a problem that doesn't exist.