The Wall Street Journal Has Bedbugs

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For the second time in just over two years, there’s a bedbug scare at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. headquarters, this time in the video area of the sixth-floor Wall Street Journal newsroom. In a memo obtained by Capital New York, employees were warned that a bug-sniffing dog picked up the nightmare creatures’ “possible presence,” and were informed that, just in case, “The areas affected have been steam cleaned (this kills bedbugs) and chemically treated (this kills bedbug eggs).”

In a large building with hundreds of staff and visitors, a random incident like this is unfortunately unavoidable,” a spokesperson confirmed to Daily Intelligencer. “Our facilities department has proactively dealt with it, and in the interest of transparency, we communicated the incident to our New York-based newsroom staff.” For now, Fox News is safe on the second floor.