When a recent article about Papa John’s International published in the Wall Street Journal on March 8, I scanned the article and set it aside to incorporate into Talking Points.  Today I read the article carefully and came away with a very different view of the Wall Street Journal – THEY are the enemy of businesses, at least, conservative businessmen and their businesses.  I should say up-front, that as far as I recall I have never eaten Papa John’s pizza nor do I have a financial interest in the company.  Having cleared any personal “bias” out of the way, I can say that I was astonished at the writing of this piece – it’s clearly anti-business and certainly opposes conservative businessmen.  Julie Jargon (can that be her real name – ?!) asserts at one point in the article that John Schnatter, the founder of Papa John’s,  “stepped down as Chief Executive in December amid an uproar over comments he made about the NFL’s handling of its players’ national anthem protests, which earned him the praise of a white supremacist group (emphasis supplied).”  WHAT???  I seem to recall that a majority of the nation was opposed to the anthem protests and that the NFL ratings suffered mightily as a result.  It’s very sad to see a once proud, business-oriented newspaper sink to these depths!

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