I encourage everyone to complain to their local and national news media, including those on the internet. They are promoting a wild-eyed and irrational hysteria over the current economic crisis. Words like carnage have been used to describe job losses, while a photo shows people calmly waiting in line, some with cell phones, looking for work or help.
Instead of providing information in a calm, level-headed voice, like the President, the media is helping to lower morale in America and around the world. Those responsible for this crisis are currently hammering out deals behind the scenes so profits can get flowing again.
Most people are in no position to make substantive changes to the way the government is dealing with this crisis. I urge you to contact your elected representatives about this media craziness as well. It’s not needed, it’s not productive and it is doing some real damage.
What is needed is sober and rational presentation of the information people need to get through this and make good decisions.
The media should be ashamed of itself and reminded that it serves the people and should deserve the public’s trust. The current media is showing that it does not want to behave responsibly.