No love lost between Mariane Pearl and the Wall Street Journal

November 14th, 2007 - 8:34 am ICT by admin  
At a party for her book, “In Search of Hope: The Global Diaries of Mariane Pearl,” Pearl infuriatingly told an online reporter about the reporting standards of the Wall Street Journal.

“I think the Wall Street Journal has one person covering Africa. Celebrities are doing the work that journalists are not. We can’t afford to be cynical about that,” the New York Post quoted her, as telling the reporter.

However, a source revealed that lack of respect between the author and the paper was mutual.

The source added that the publication had done its best to help Pearl financially and otherwise, but she was never satisfied with the support.

“There is no love for Mariane at the Journal. After Danny was killed [by Islamic terrorists in Pakistan in 2002], the Journal went above and beyond. It helped set up the Daniel Pearl Foundation. It made sure Mariane and [their son] Adam were taken care - financially and otherwise - but it was never enough for Mariane,” the source said.

“The Journal would buy $50,000 worth of tables at benefits, but she would want more,” our source said. “Every time any organization wanted to honour Danny, she would insist the Journal buy a table at the event.

“When the Journal declined - because it was expensive and they couldn’t take part in every single event - she would get angry and say the Journal didn’t support her or Danny’s memory. It was insane. She is obsessed with this image and persona she has constructed of herself after Danny’s death,” the source added.

A rep for the Wall Street Journal declined to comment. (ANI)

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