Women Executives Truly Deserving of Celebration

I’ve long taken issue with the women executives the media chooses to celebrate and CNBC’s “Changemakers” rankings posted today were the final straw. Here’s some of the women executives I think are most deserving of recognition.

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CBS News’ Ignoble Firing of Catherine Herridge

CBS News’ disgraceful treatment of veteran reporter Catherine Herridge underscores the wisdom of the U.S. public’s low regard for the broadcast networks.

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The Senate Bid of Michigan’s ‘Shanghai Slotkin’

People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin, who is running for the Senate, should heed that counsel before implicitly peddling the discredited conspiracy allegation that Donald Trump colluded with the Russians.

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A PSA About Canada for Trump Haters

With Donald Trump regaining the White House becoming a real possibility, no doubt legions of Americans who despise the former president will soon be declaring again their plans to relocate to Canada. Many Canadians, particularly millennials, will gladly switch places with them.

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R.I.P. Los Angeles Times

Three years ago, I posted a column headlined, “Why the L.A. Times Deserves to Fail.” Though I didn’t think it possible, the daily has declined further in the intervening years. If billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong retains ownership, I’m doubtful the publication will survive.

Count me among the Angelenos who won’t mourn the loss.

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Economist Milton Friedman Sparked Boeing’s Fall

Boeing’s decline is the collective result of greedy executives, compromised regulators, a somnolent media, and some of the best politicians money could buy. What fueled the decline was a 1970 essay by economist Milton Friedman published in the New York Times.

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Boeing’s Woes Deeper Than Publicly Known

Such is the sorry state of American journalism that so far only one publication has refused to rely on Boeing and FAA PR statements in reporting about what led to the recent near catastrophic Alaska Airlines disaster at 16,000 feet.

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