If you’ve been paying attention to the musings of the Wall Street Journal lately you’re probably already aware that their conservative editorial board has been attacking Warren Buffett and his support for taxing the ultra-wealthy and now Buffett is firing back.
While attending the Fortune magazine conference Buffett was asked when he will release his tax return as the WSJ has requested:
“I think it might be a terrific idea if they would just ask their boss, Rupert Murdoch, and he and I will meet at Fortune, and we’ll both give you our tax returns and you can publish them.”
The move by Buffett leaves Murdoch with two choices, share his tax returns from 2010 or allow the Wall Street Journal to appear as a hypocritical news agency for attacking Buffett and his charitable ways while protecting Murdoch and his media conglomerate.
In the meantime News Corp., owners of the Wall Street Journal have failed to return requests for comments and Rupert Murdoch appears to be shying away from the Warren Buffett request.
Do you think both billionaires should open up their tax returns to scrutiny? Regardless of how Buffett’s tax return may look his charitable donations have far exceeded anything Murdoch could even come close to matching.