What The Media Tell
Americans About Free Enterprise
The short attention
spans of many network journalists lead to inadequate reporting of
numerous business stories.
Example: Last year’s strike
at UPS. Many analysts predicted that the strike would hurt UPS
workers in the long run by harming the company. Has that happened?
NBC’s Allan Chernoff is one of the few network reporters to keep
tabs on the story: "UPS Teamsters claimed victory last year, but now
the company is nullifying a key part of the new contract to create
20,000 full-time jobs, because UPS failed to recapture business lost
during the strike," he reported on the August 2 Nightly News.
Other reporters don’t seem interested in the long-term effects of
strikes, even ones that seem so important at the time.
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