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Maybe Now…

Maybe now…

  • We will be civil to one another, even if our views differ.
  • We will question everything — but in a respectful manner.
  • We will gather data, draw informed conclusions, and take decisive action.
  • We will put the data in proper context — without sensationalizing the situation.
  • We will care for those at risk.
  • We will insist our leaders work together, no matter how far the gaps between them.
  • We will find common ground, locally and globally, for the greater common good.
  • We will finally realize: The time is now.

-jp

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17 Comments

Comments

    MJ Shoer:

    Joe, I can’t like/love/admire/respect/agree more with this. Thank you for sharing what so many of us are thinking. Bravo! Stay healthy my friend. MJ

    Joe Panettieri:

    MJ: Thanks for your friendship & industry leadership. Be well. -jp

    Kirk:

    Joe, well done and spot on my friend. Just wanted to drop a comment to let you know how much respect I have for you. I hope the family is well.
    Kirk

    Joe Panettieri:

    Kirk: All good here. Always good to Keep Up with the Kirk’s. 😉

    Be well. My best to the team.
    -jp

    Justin Crotty:

    Joe – Amen, brother. Let’s hope that this global challenge reminds us of the basic human decency and cooperation that seems to be lacking in so many interactions in society today. We are all in this together.

    Hope you and yours are well.

    Justin

    Joe Panettieri:

    “Maybe now, they’ll give Crotty the long-haul legroom he deserves.”

    Thanks for the note, Justin, and all the best to your family.
    -jp

    Joseph Pannone:

    Well stated JP, excellent…..

    -jp

    Joe Panettieri:

    JP: I look forward to readers confusing me with you at a conference once the pandemic ends.
    -jp

    Jay McBain:

    This.

    Another industry leader, Nancy Hammervik, wrote this on Facebook and I couldn’t agree more:

    “When businesses, churches, synagogues, schools, retail stores, restaurants et al decide to cancel their in-person services, classes, meetings and events, it is not an act of fear or panic, or a result of being brainwashed by the media. It is an act of care – both for that organization’s circle of people, and for others. It is an act of care for neighbors, health care providers, the vulnerable and community. It is about working together with every good intent for the common good.”

    Paul Azad:

    We need to leave politics out of day to day life. It is so frustrating to watch 2 news reports of the exact same thing, and depending on the political side that the broadcaster sits on – the message is completely different.

    In the US you might feel that people know this and can see it to decide, but these views are transmitted instantly across the globe and the perception of whats the American people are like and what they stand for is totally skewed. One of my staff came to US in August last year from Australia for the first time, and was pleasantly surprised by how different (for the better) it is to what is shown on the news & media.

    There is enough negativity in the world – we don’t need people to then change it for their own political views and re-broadcast it.

    Share positivity, share laughter
    When will the news get back to real journalism – not biased, not political – just use clean raw validated data.

    Joe Panettieri:

    Hey Paul: Thanks for the note. I know the piece above is an opinion-filled blog, but I hope it was received as a call to return to fact-finding media, rather than any type of knock against specific politicians or political parties. I hope both sides build and maintain working relationships for the greater good — especially now. As always, constructive criticism welcome.

    Best,
    -jp

    Paul Azad:

    Joe, sorry but you took it the wrong way.
    Your articles are always very fact specific and hence why I (and i guess a lot of others) read them.

    I was talking about all other media – they mix journalism with politics.

    Joe Panettieri:

    Paul: All good. I’m always hunting for feedback. Thanks and stay safe.
    -jp

    Tommy Wald:

    Well done, my friend!

    Joe Panettieri:

    Tommy: Wishing you all the best. Thanks for all the guidance over the years.
    -jp

    Kathy Keating:

    Thank you for posting that message. Much needed.

    Joe Panettieri:

    Hey Kathy: Thanks for the note and your readership. Hearing from readers is “much needed” for me, as well.

    All the best,
    -jp

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