Hippie Folksinger Invades WSJ NewsroomS

Pat Buchanan is defending Hillary Clinton, the Guardian is scooping on U.S. political news, and now this, perhaps the ultimate WTF moment in media this week: Lefty, anti-corporate folksinger Ani DiFranco performed two songs for Wall Street Journal editorial staff today, right before deadline, we hear. "Weird time to be a biz reporter," one staffer at the conservative business newspaper Twittered. The setlist?

DiFranco played a song about Barack Obama! Also, something off her newest album. Owner Rupert Murdoch was not around, probably because he ran home to get his tie-die and water pipe and got caught in traffic, or so we like to imagine. We also like to imagine DiFranco acoustically reformed some of those right-wing vulgarians on the editorial page, but we'll settle for the folksinger stealing some column inches in Weekend Journal from one of those wretched articles on how to buy a private jet or whatever. It's not clear how large DiFranco's audience was or where, exactly, her performance took place, but newsroom staff could hear it.