Thursday, April 14, 2011

Terrible local reporting...

The local paper reporting on the Ikea/Swedwood situation in Danville Virginia is embarrassing. The conversation in the local paper isn't about globalization, isn't about the disparity in incomes Sweden VS US, the fact the US South is to Sweden as China is to the US, or even how the Swedish parent company is embarrassed by the publicity. No, they make it out as a worker issue. And thus frame the debate and reality for local folks, just as local papers across the country everyday, and with their national counterparts this is how the tea party and republicans have gained a foot hold across America.

Click below for two stories in the local press:
Worker problems surface at Swedwood

Swedwood manager addresses concerns

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