The Wall Street Journal is an international daily newspaper published by Dow Jones & Co. in New York City; it concentrates on financial and business news. Named after Wall Street, the financial center of New York City and of the United States, The Wall Street Journal was first issued on July 8, 1889; its publishers were Charles Dow, Edward Jones and Charles Bergstresser.
It is one of the few newspapers gaining circulation in the U.S. With 2 million readers its circulation is catching up with USA Today.
Although The Wall Street Journal is considered a conservative-leaning publication, its brand of conservatism supported globalism, free trade, and open borders. After the election of Donald Trump as U.S. President, some infighting occurred among the Journal's editorial board, with the more pro-Trump camp appearing to hold the upper ground.
Under the control of the liberal heirs of Rupert Murdoch, in 2022 the WSJ became not just strongly anti-Trump but even helpful more to Dems in the 2022 midterm elections, such as printing an opinion column against conservative Herschel Walker a month before the pivotal election. (Georgia is considered a key race and part of a 'game changer' in the US Congress).
- Politico: Rise of Trump Caused ‘Identity Crisis,’ Feuding, and Firings at the Wall Street Journal. Breitbart News. April 21, 2017. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
- What Should Republicans Do About Herschel Walker?, WSJ, Oct. 14, 2022. ‘Compared to what?’ is often the key question. (letter criticizing the anti-Walker column).