This Journal headline is irritating:

Hard Times Offer a Chance To Overcome Protectionism

Some of us fervently hope that the hard times offer a chance to overcome free-tradeism. What’s the WSJ doing with a slanted headline like that? Leave that for the editorial page.

And the story is just poorly cobbled together, to boot.


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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