Mainstream media ignore entrepreneurs
Businessman Dan Kennedy writes on the Business & Media Institute site Wednesday that the business media does a good job of reporting about entrepreneurs, but the mainstream media ignores their story during difficult economic times.
Kennedy writes, “The millions of people â€“ including those who perpetually buy politiciansâ€™ nonsense that they can give us prosperity or health care or whatever — who never read business media never see or hear about these stories. They are left with the mainstream media-promoted picture of the U.S. as a moribund place in total economic collapse. They receive nothing but bad news, and with more gloom and doom on its horizon, theyâ€™re told the only conceivable salvation is to jettison of capitalism in favor of socialism.
“So theyâ€™re prepared for the invasion of government equity snatchers and the massive new regulation of every business from corner store to giant manufacturer. Theyâ€™re not shocked when the government doles out trillions in bail-outs, for bridge building, for computerizing medical records, or — as recently requested by its mayor — for driving prostitutes out of downtown Dayton, Ohio. The millions who never read business media and rely on Katie or Brian or Wolf or — worse — Jon Stewart for their news are being lied to by grand omission, driven to paralysis and despair, convinced that only a benevolent, socialist bureaucracy can save them. Gee, and we bemoan the lack of consumer confidence.”
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