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Robert Thompson

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    Spaghetti Taco Expert Quoted by 78 Different New York Times ReportersThis isn’t the first time some has noticed Robert Thompson’s quotability quotient.
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    Rupert Murdoch Is Like the Jewish Mother Bob Thompson Never HadThey bicker all the time, but really they love one another.
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    Rupert Murdoch Already Wriggling Around ‘Journal’ RestrictionsThere’s something fishy about the role of incoming Wall Street Journal publisher Robert Thompson. It’s not just that he’s the former editor of Rupert Murdoch’s Times of London (and therefore not someone with experience from the business side of a paper). It’s that he gives Murdoch an interesting loophole to get around the editorial-independence clauses that were set up at the request of the Bancroft family when he took over the Journal. Portfolio’s Jeff Bercovici reports: Tom Bray, chairman of the five-person committee charged with overseeing compliance of the agreement, notes that it explicitly delineates the authority of the managing editor and editorial page editor but does not do so for the publisher. A change in the publisher’s duties, therefore, lies outside the agreement’s purview.