Fortunately, the Journal still has some room for color. See, for instance, today’s page-one “ahed,” the institution readers kept Murdoch from killing:

On Thursday, Indian voters in Patna, capital of the unruly state of Bihar, will face a stark choice for the national Parliament: Will it be “Shotgun” or “Shaker”?

But there’s no doubt it’s a less interesting paper nowadays.

Ryan Chittum is a former Wall Street Journal reporter, and deputy editor of The Audit, CJR's business section. If you see notable business journalism, give him a heads-up at rc2538@columbia.edu.