Cramer Was Right: The WSJ is Biased to the Bears

by: Paul Kedrosky

Jim "Mad Money" Cramer was right. No, not about saying that, but about the impact of the business press's constant confusion of non-bias with perma-bearishness.

Here is Cramer talking the latter subject on Imus Thursday morning:

The [Wall Street] Journal is oftentimes captive to the guys who want the market down. I always find that there is a bias to the Journal. They want to be skeptical. They think it is being prudent. But when you read their columns, a lot of times what they are saying is – get out now, panic now. We’re going to hell in a handbasket.

So true. And when you as a journalist have that fixed negative/skeptical view in a market that has for a hundred years, to borrow a great book's title, represented the triumph of the optimists, then you're easily played by people with an agenda.

: I write a weekly column for the Cramer-founded TheStreet, and we both appear regularly on CNBC. I may be saying this just to curry favor and get signed hats.

About this article:

Want to share your opinion on this article? Add a comment.
Disagree with this article? .
To report a factual error in this article, click here