I wrote an entry a little while ago referencing how parasitic the media is right now and how they are literally preying on the bad news to keep themselves alive – it sucks. I can’t say it any other way than that. It is also why I am telling everyone I come in contact with (in business, in my seminars, in my personal life) to boycott the media – turn it off, throw it out – it’s creating Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD). Who needs it – no one. Who out there doesn’t know times are bad.
What we need is for the media to point out all the things that are RIGHT and GOOD for a change – where are those journalists and media people when you need them. Well, I found one and I wanted to dedicate this post to him and his publications/media. His name is JOE KENNEDY, publisher of EastsideBusiness. I just read his column, “Words from the Publisher” and I was so pleased and excited I wanted to CONGRATULATE him and HONOR him for taking a stand and leadership in this area – WAY TO GO JOE!!
Allow me to quote some of what he says directly from this column.
Despite the type of news you may be getting from other media outlets, Eastside Business and Eastside Life newspapers are choosing to stay positive – it sure beats the alternative! in fact after almost 4 years in print, I finally made my first company policy – we will not use the “E” or “R” words in our publications. We will stay positive and want you to as well.
Joe, I can’t compliment you enough – this is AWESOME. Does this mean everything is fine and all the bad will go away – certainly not, nor is he saying it will. But while we are sitting in all the muck, why not look up at the sunshine and the sky and enjoy the beauty around us – that is what I believe Joe is saying. None of us will be better off for continuing to talk about the problems – only the solutions. I, for one, will be the first one to walk behind Joe. Attitude is everything and we have shown that as a nation we don’t let this kind of thinking and talking take us down. So to ALL the other media sources out there – GET A LIFE AND GET THE MESSAGE – we don’t want to hear about it any longer. Thanks Joe.