Press attitude toward CEOs…

Martha’s Boardroom Makeover (washingtonpost.com) Media Notes by Howard Kurtz. This morning’s column looks at the “screeching U-turn” made by the press recently regarding its attitude toward CEOs as “brilliant, bold, larger-than-life leaders.” This U-turn, however, is not a change of direction, assuming we continue with the “road” metaphor. Instead, the press’ reaction follows the well-worn narrative path of Greek tragedy. This path will lead to a general skepticism about the actions of CEOs much like the press’ general skepticism about politicians–an attitude that’s long overdue. For more, check out this transcript from CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”