The Journal has a mega-blowout headline on its Web site on the Madoff guilty plea.

But when I clicked the nearby link for “Live Video: Outside the Courthouse,” I didn’t get coverage of Madoff’s perp walk.

No. I got to tag along for five minutes or so with a Fox chopper as it flew to New Jersey to fill up on gas, with a “Fox Business” bug in the corner of the screen.


That’s what I call corporate synergy.

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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 Follow him on Twitter at @ryanchittum.