Apple: At Least Tim Cook Doesn't React Like Hysterical Media Members
In a company, at least in my experience, employees look directly "above" them. The rank-and-file looks to their team leaders and managers to see if they're freaking out. Team leaders and managers check to see if directors have lost it. Directors to VPs and soon on. Ultimately, top-level executives, in many cases the CEO, set the tone.
Sadly, for whatever reason, investors and others crazily to mildly obsessed with companies and stocks rarely look for signs from the company. They take their cues from the media. The often hysterical media.
I told you about the extreme example: Betty's Liu's absolutely absurd Is there a product that can save Apple (AAPL) brain sniffle. That's just one. There's plenty of similar stuff out there, innocuous items by themselves, but collectively creating a pervasive attitude.
You know, there's just this air in the air that something's horribly wrong at Apple. Who do you think deserves a lion's share of the responsibility for this? The media, yes. Or, maybe, to a lesser extent, the consumer of media. Have we become so cynical that we believe nothing that comes out of a company such as Apple, but we allow news and opinion outlets to influence our sentiment?
As if company representatives -- a guy like Tim Cook -- could not possibly be telling the truth, but Betty Liu's got your back.