Is the anti-business sentiment so strong in the media that journalists can’t imagine why Americans would want a former CEO in political office?
In an appearance on “Good Morning America” June 10, former cable news host Catherine Crier expressed confusion over the Republican primary victories of Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman in California. Fiorina is running for the U.S. Senate, Whitman for governor.
“Here we are with all the Wall Street consternation and yet they’re touting their credentials as CEO’s,” Crier said in a segment with host George Stephanopoulos and Daily Beast editor-in-chief Tina Brown.
Stephanopoulos, added that there “could be some controversy” over Whitman’s leadership of eBay and Fiorina’s leadership of Hewlett-Packard.
“But running a business is very different than running a state,” Lauer said. “I mean, if you’re the CEO of a company, you can dictate what happens. In a state like
The media have long worked to drive a wedge between “Wall Street” and “
Whitman also came under criticism from NBC’s “Today” show for donating large amounts of money to her own campaign. In a segment April 26, reporter Jamie Gangel linked Whitman to other famous wealthy candidates who have funded their own campaigns and lost – Ross Perot, Steve Forbes, Mitt Romney. Jon Corzine was the only Democrat on Gangel’s list.
A fact rarely mentioned is that, according to a study by the Center for Responsive Politics, the six wealthiest