Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wall Street Journal Drops Dubai

Here we go:

The Wall Street Journal Europe has revoked its sponsorship of the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships due to the decision of the United Arab Emirates to deny a visa to Israeli player Shahar Peer, preventing her the opportunity to participate in the tournament.

The Wall Street Journal's editorial philosophy is free markets and free people, and this action runs counter to the Journal's editorial direction.

(Thanks, dearg.)


dearg said...

Thanks Craig!

When I was in my history class many moons ago (hair going grey rapidly) I remember we studied about the land wars that took place in Ireland during the latter half of the 19th century.

There was one particular story that stood out.
It was about a certain Captain Boycott.

The people that shun Boycott were by enlarge poor and disenfranchised, maybe the point was they had nothing left to lose but they did not resort to violence.

MMT said...

That's a very interesting article! Thank you dearg!

b said...

Hi Craig

Not sure of the best place to post this...... you are welcome to move this message..... but did you see the news about Stanford Financial?

Interesting to see how that will affect Tennis/the Tour(s), not to mention other sports. I wonder if the Champions' event was already prepaid....