From the MSNBC website today:
These cities are poised to recover the fastest
Omaha boring? Maybe, but it leads list of places where things will pick up
“Though Omaha, Neb., seems second-rate to some, Warren Buffett may have been on to something when he chose it for the headquarters of his massive holding company, Berkshire Hathaway.”
I have for several years now been writing about the Big City bias of the mass media, and been regularly pooh-poohed. Omaha has a metropolitan area of slightly under a million people, so this attitude is ridiculous. By what possible measure is Omaha “boring” and “second-rate” except by some arrogant New Yorker, which is what the author Francesca Levy is.
“Francesca Levy is a BusinessWeek reporting intern. She has written online and print articles for outlets including the New York Press, The Villager, and Chelsea Now, and Web sites such as Women’s eNews and the New York City News Service….She will receive a master’s degree in journalism from the City University of New York in December.”
BusinessWeek needs to pay closer attention to what it’s interns are writing on-line, and be reminded that New York City is an anomaly, a place that much of the US would be loathe to imitate.