INTERVIEW ON THE PRICE OF BUSINESS SHOW, MEDIA PARTNER OF THIS SITE.
Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed filmmaker Warren D. Robinson (image below).
Price and Roboinson discuss many of the angles when it comes to Musk’s attempt to take over Twitter.
According to a www.warrendrobinson.com, “Billionaire and richest man in the world, Elon Musk, recently sent the mainstream media into a full panic when he made an offer to buy their favorite social media site, Twitter, for approximately $43 Billion. Mainstream outlets almost immediately started airing segments, writing articles and opinion columns almost exclusively about the harm that would occur if Musk were to allowed to own Twitter. On the other end of the spectrum conservative media was salivating and practically cheering Musk on, encouraging him to purchase the site. ‘The reaction on both sides of this story illustrates the antithesis of news reporting.’ Says lawyer, producer and entertainment executive Warren D. Robinson, ‘reporting is about telling the story and letting the audience decide how they feel. It is not about telling the audience what they should feel, which is what we saw here.’ Robinson acknowledges that there are some tough questions that need to be asked of Musk’s bid to takeover Twitter but that the media crossed the line and went from questioning into advocating largely because of their love of Twitter. Robinson says, ‘The mainstream media relies heavily, too heavily in my opinion, on twitter. Despite the fact that it is much smaller than other social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Tik Tok and many more it has an outsized role in news and public discourse because of Mainstream media’s love for the site and an overreliance on its tiny user base (only about 10% of its users are responsible for 80% of tweets, according to some research) as a barometer for public sentiment.’ We likely have not heard the last of this saga as possible investigations, lawsuits and counter moves may take place, Robinson believes that is good. ‘If nothing else this has and will continue to shake up the mainstream media.’ He concludes, ‘That’s a good thing, because it is then that we can all clearly see where their true biases lay.'”
According to a statement, “Entertainment executive and producer, Warren D. Robinson believes that when organizations are willing to have open and honest conversations about race and their own bias they can commit to meaningful change. We have seen this recently in the form of Hollywood award shows, particularly, the Grammys and the Academy Awards (Oscars). The Recording Academy and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have both taken concrete steps to diversify their ranks and address inherit biases in their voting processes. As a result we have the most diverse crop of award winners/nominees, respectively, we’ve ever seen. Contrast that with the scandal and production shutdown currently at CBS’s The Talk, which resulted because a co-host was unable to properly engage in a conversation about race, address her own bias and commit to doing better. ‘The key part to every conversation’ Warren says, ‘starts with listening. Listening and hearing are different and if you are unable to listen then you are unable to have a conversation.’
“Warren D. Robinson, is an avid and accomplished entertainment executive, motivational speaker, host, life coach and award winning producer who created the wildly popular series, Buried by the Bernards, which is currently streaming on Netflix.
“Warren has served as an entertainment consultant, manager and producer, facilitating, appearing and negotiating high powered deals on behalf of his clients in front of such companies as: Warner Brothers, BET, CNN, Freemantle, Best Buy, TV ONE, Netflix, Lifetime, Fox News, WE TV, E!, NBC Universal, Viacom and more. In addition, Warren’s entertainment prowess includes coordinating, partnering and/or producing events for: legendary actress Pam Grier, Taraji P Henson, Gabrielle Union, Vivica A Fox, Soul singer Eddie Levert (of the O’Jays), Comedian Mike Epps, Angie Stone, Flavor Flav, the Indianapolis Colts, Donna Joyner-Richardson, Stephanie Mills, Erykah Badu and Tom Joyner among others. Warren graduated from Indiana University (B.A.-Political Science) and Howard University School Of Law (J.D.).”
Learn more about Warren D. Robinson and his work here.
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