Are you a regular reader, or perhaps a subscriber? I have been the former for a long time, the latter for a decade. "I understand that..." conveys that you are neither. If you were, then you'd know that News Corp's purchase of the WSJ was not the apocalyptic victory for the VRWC* portrayed by outlets on the short-wavelength end of the ideological spectrum. The paper remains a staunch proponent of the unarguable virtues of freer trade and markets, smaller government, and individual liberty.
Originally Posted by BradS
That aside, simple economics explains the crappy quality of residential real-estate photos. There's no perceived value in excellent images, as houses have sold without them just fine (present situation noted). Why pay extra for Julius Shulman when Digicam Realtor can get the job done for free?
*Vast Right Wing Conspiracy