Whose side are the media on?
In what appears to be a coincidence, news anchors Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon were fired over the weekend by Fox News and CNN respectively, despite both having huge followings. The reasons are not entirely clear, but are presumed to be a response to questions about journalistic ethics and combative style, especially coming in the wake of the huge settlement negotiated by Fox after reports of knowingly falsifying the news.
Is this a reassuring sign that integrity and civility may be returning to news reporting, or is it more likely that networks feel the need to appear responsive to complaints about the behavior of their frontmen?
And if we can’t say for sure, how can we as individuals respond to media giants’ irresponsible practices in pursuit of ratings? Is the system hopelessly out of control, or is there some way we can help the pendulum swing back toward corporate responsibility? Should we expect substantive change, or will new players most likely take up the old roles again?
Meet this week’s panelists:
Leslie Flowers is a certified business consultant and coach and author of eight books, guiding clients with a hybrid program of timeless business principles, universal law, and achievement mastery for fifteen years.
Tresha Moreland, is an executive strategist and Principal Organizational and Leadership Consultant with HR-C Suite, LLC.
Dr. Eric Zabiegalski is a technical and organization consultant, professor of HR management, and author of Unthink: All you have to do is Nothing.
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