Re: Union Busting or Standing up for Union Rights- Where do you stand
posted at 11/8/2012 10:55 PM EST
In response to SoxFanInIL's comment:
"As anyone who reads a newspaper or news website these day can attest, that collapse of the unions and guilds has led to a correlating collapse in the quality of journalism. Kent, Cronkite, Murrow, Bernstein, Rather, Jennings, Woodward, Sinclair, Green, Frum (Barbara, not her kid), all of the giants of my industry were union people. Hannity, O'Reilly, Breitbart, Beck, Ollbermann, Coulter, Grace, Blitzer, Drudge, Eklund, the list is massive, are not, and as such are not held to the same standard of conduct"
Sorry, Red, I follow what you are saying to a point, but your list is terribly convienient in its overwhelming, obvious political bias.
I'd also say that you are comparing people we called "journalists" against many people who are properly called "entertainers" today and are not remotely expected to have the same ethical standards as a traditional journalist. And I say that regardless of politics... regardless of speaking about Beck or Olbermann.
Walter Cronkite's job in reporting was not remotely comparable to Ann Coulter's job of opinion. Apples and oranges.
And if you want to make such professional and ethical comparisons, you would be far better off comparing the print journalists of just a few years ago with the unprofessional, untrained children typing away from their Moms' basements today and calling themselves "professional" bloggers.
Nice retort, yet keep in mind the information age is also different from the industrial age. So when comparing journalist and "entertainers", the truth is it is a different world of communication... the world is flat. Now, the balance in reporting the "news" is not liberal and is for the most part like the two party system in the United States, bought and sold. If one does note historical trends, ie. refernce to the pendulum, the United States is in a conservative period. Those same conservatives created the debtor nation in the early 1980s, monetary policies are debt driven. Yet we may not speak of those labels for both ends of the spectrum, liberal and conseravative, are playing party to formulating a US corporate/government entity that would make Orwell smile. China is a quasi corporate/government. My fear is the US is as well. I love my freedoms too much to be a global citizen.
The unions are like what Red stated, really not a factor in today's business world. Like the "liberal" media perception, the union is a hold over from the days of the 1970s. The world is diferent when the US finances debt with Chinese wealth. Book has the best comment on this thread! The NHLPA is not a union!