Of Course We Built It
There’s no question that as small business owners we have built our companies.
The question is not “Did we build our businesses?” — of course we did. The true question is more along the lines of “Why argue over such a moot point?” Many have taken the statement out of context and exaggerated it to the point where it appears inane.
Take a closer look and you’ll likely find that the media has taken to political arguments based on fallacy — in which opposing parties quote each other out of context in order to misrepresent their position (typically to make it seem more simplistic or extreme).
Quoting someone out of context is often done carelessly. Other times it is done deliberately. But it is our responsibility to become familiar with the surrounding matter, so we can make an accurate assessment.
Keep in mind, the mass media is frequently under fire for taking quotes are out of context. But as a successful and intelligent small business owner it’s important to realize that there is always a “story behind the story.”
What do you think about the media’s representation of President Obama’s statement during his recent campaign stop? Let me know in the comments section below.
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