My doctor's first job was as a copy boy in Australia at Rupert Murdoch's first paper. At an appointment, he warned me "whatever you do, do not work for Murdoch." I promised him I would not, an easy promise especially because of my loyalty to my friends then working at the New York Daily News. But first with the Journal, and now with Newsday, it's looking like a harder and harder promise to keep.

But this is just sad. Reading WSJ Manging Editor Marcus Brauchli's resignation letter made me queasy. And Portfolio magazine did not help the nausea by parsing it.

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