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Re: We're the Adults in the Room
Posted by: Denis Pombriant 2020-04-15 23:58:42
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The U.S. Postal Service, rarely in robust financial health, recently has been battered by a decline in the number of packages it delivers, partly caused by the coronavirus situation. It reportedly is losing $2 billion each month and will be "illiquid" by Sept. 30. The USPS is the last-mile delivery option for many vendors sending packages to rural America. It does the unprofitable work no one else want to do. The most important word in the USPS' name is the last: "service." Still, the White House has rejected talk of a bailout for the service.

Re: We're the Adults in the Room
Posted by: TheJournalPost 2020-04-18 08:20:54 In reply to: Denis Pombriant
I don't know why they denied the whole scene and now pretend as they facing big loss because of this...why?

Re: We're the Adults in the Room
Posted by: Publisher 2020-04-16 12:05:58 In reply to: Denis Pombriant

You're a respected CRM-Industry analyst. You've written many excellent posts on CRM Buyer and here you raise some fair points to consider about the USPS. However, it's ironic that in a column titled "We're the Adults in the Room" you use what some people might construe as a juvenile, if not derogatory, approach to refer to Fox News as "named after a furry creature." Why not just say, "along with almost every other news outlet except Fox News?" Or better yet, just leave it as "along with almost every other news outlet."

IMO you're not entirely accurate about Fox News not being critical of the Trump Administration. Unlike those other "news outlets" you refer to (and I use that term loosely because most of them have completely obliterated the line between opinion and news reporting -- and let's face it, when they wake up in the morning their primary goal is to disparage and harm President Trump), Fox News gives plenty of voice to opponents, who are critical, of the Trump Administration. For example, Donna Brazile, who twice served as the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee is a Fox News contributor. Chris Wallace regularly and aggressively challenges guests on his show with questions that are inherently critical of the Trump administration. There are many other examples.

Yes, indeed the Fox News network has pro-Trump show hosts, but they clearly identify themselves as opinion commentators when that's the case. On the other hand, Fox News news anchors and reporters, such as Bret Baier, stick to the couldn't drag an opinion out of him if you tried, as many have, unsuccessfully. Most of the "news" anchors and reporters on those "other outlets" consistently express, to put it mildly, utter disdain for our President and the administration.

These are difficult times. Right now, we all have a common enemy in COVID-19. People are dying, businesses are being destroyed, lives are being ruined and our liberties defined in the Constitution you referenced in your piece have been compromised. Only if we dial down the partisan rhetoric and innuendo and work together with clear eyes and honest hearts will we have a chance to solve the issues at hand. Otherwise, nothing is going to get done. It's not realistic for everyone to agree about everything. But reasonable people can agree to disagree without vitriol, while still striving to achieve common ground whenever possible. It would be great if we in the media would set an example and lead that charge. Unfortunately for us all, I'm not holding my breath for that to happen on a large scale.

Full disclosure for our readers: The opinions in this comment are my own and do not necessarily, nor are intended to, reflect the views of ECT News Network's employees, editorial staff, or contributors. ECT News Network has no affiliation or business dealings with Fox News or any of the other "news outlets" referred to in this comment or the article.

We'd love to hear your take on this topic.

Ric Kern | Publisher
ECT News Network
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