The Wall Street Journal’s Freudian(?) Slip

[Editor’s Note: The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway (“Berkshire”), or any other entity referenced. Edina Realty is a subsidiary of Berkshire.]

I’ll just bet that “low energy” Jeb Bush would relish the idea of eulogizing Donald Trump.

Ditto his brother.

Instead, I’m pretty sure what The Wall Street Journal actually meant in the headline above was that Jeb was deferring to his brother (and 43rd President), George W. Bush, to eulogize their late father, 41st President George H.W. Bush.

“Blink-and-You-Missed it”

If the headline ran in The New York Times, I’d say it was wishful thinking.

But, since it appeared in The Wall Street Journal, owned by Trump friend and ally Rupert Murdoch  . . . I’ll chalk it up as an inadvertent faux pas.

Clearly, a senior editor at The Journal agreed:  scarcely 30 minutes after the first version of the headline (top) appeared in the online Wall Street Journal this afternoon, it was yanked, and replaced by version #2 (above left).

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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