November 12th, 2009

stormy weather

COMMENTARY: There's the truth, and then there's journalism

I get the difference between putting a spin on something, and making something up, but it's a really fine line.

My day-job, which is pretty darn good except that it takes me away from writing, today restructured a few of our top executives, including promoting M. The chap who is M's successor gets to move up into the position of president of that division. Everybody's happy. We're in great shape.

What does the media report? That due to tough times, our Company is "replacing its top executive at its banking division."

Well, true enough, but, you make it sound like we fired M. when he was actually promoted. Unkind and misleading.

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