It’s Friday, so some feedback, in which I’ve been deluged this turbulent week. One respondent simply said “go to hell,” another accused me of being a child trafficker, a third sent a selfie of his middle finger.
I’ll share a few of the more articulate ones. Several CEO Daily readers remain convinced that the November election was distorted by fraud.
“The evidence is all over the place if you want to look for it…voting laws being change by officials when that is the purview of only state legislatures…reversal of hundreds of thousands of votes in the wee hours of the morning…hundreds of sworn affidavits of from people who witnessed many violations and ballot stuffing.”—RN
“It is a shame when you won’t recognize voter fraud when the evidence has been clearly presented. Nothing to see here folks, move along. Pathetic.”—RT
TD suggested that the view the election was riddled with fraud has become so widely shared that it needs to be dealt with. His suggestion:
“What if Biden created a huge commission, headed by the most conservative figures imaginable, to thoroughly evaluate this?”
Perhaps that would help. But if people haven’t been convinced by Trump’s Attorney General, Trump’s Department of Homeland Security, the election officials of all fifty states and the judges in more than 60 courts, why would they be convinced by a commission?
A couple of respondents also questioned why the attack on the Capitol created such media outrage, when the violence that accompanied this summer’s racial protests did not.
“After spending months glossing over, downplaying, and denying significantly more violent, more destructive, and more widespread violence, all of a sudden, we’re supposed to be upset when extremists on the right take a page out of the same playbook?”—WC
Then there was this comment on my note that many business leaders were hoping for divided government, to temper the proclivities of the Democrats’ progressive wing.
“Some of your readers like me are Democrats who are relieved that the Senate is in the hands of the Democrats. I’m so tired of the ‘progressive’ fear mongering. Joe Biden is a moderate. —LW
And finally this, in response to my rhetorical question about how democracy can survive in a world where facts are up for grabs:
“It survives by leaders starting to tell the truth about issues and events. It starts by leaders realizing they have been elected to serve the people and the nation not themselves. It starts by holding those responsible for this s–t show accountable. It starts by people like you that have a platform and the respect of many many folks compelling leaders forward away from their self serving attitudes and behavior.”—LF
I’ll end with that. Glad the week is almost over. More news below. And be sure to read David Z. Morris’ instructive analysis of what happened Wednesday here.
Alan Murray@alansmurray[email protected]
A deluge of feedback in a turbulent week The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ Fortune.