Thank You Sheldon Adelson & Dr. Miriam Adelson
Sheldon Adelson and Dr. Miriam Adelson have unfairly been attacked by the media simply because they stand up for capitalism and their values – and its disgusting, gross and biased. The Adelson’s are among the world’s largest philanthropists, and self-made entrepreneurs who epitomize everything which is great about America.
Dr. Adelson wrote an op-ed today where she addressed the media bias that they have been facing, and they should be commended for speaking up.
Part of the op-ed reads:
“In recent weeks my family has come under relentless attack from the White House political operation, elements of the Democratic Party and organizations and media outlets supported by some of the Democrats’ wealthiest donors. These attacks stem sadly from one main reason: our support for the Republican presidential candidate as well as other Republican candidates. Too often there is a media double standard in our country based on situational ethics. The president’s supporters are treated one way while those who might challenge his leadership are treated in another.
This is hypocrisy. History shows that when regimes are challenged — in political war, when feeling threatened — they overstep their authority. Suddenly news of government inquiries that had been proceeding quietly becomes highly public — followed soon after by a series of politically motivated leaks designed to discredit their opponents. And the leaks continue to spring up, like mushrooms after the rain.
Usually leaks spark big media noise initially, but end with a very slight whisper. However, before it is over, there is a major injustice done to those who are the targets of the false and unproven accusations. Politically motivated leaks befit dark regimes, overseas dictatorships. They do not befit America, the world’s greatest democracy. They are not the American way.
All our life, my family has walked in the American way. We did not take anything from anyone. We never felt entitled. Instead, through our own hard work, we struggled for success. My husband, Sheldon Adelson, a son of a poor Boston taxi driver, started his business life at the age of 12, and has achieved everything with his own hands. His companies have directly created more than 50,000 jobs and indirectly provided employment for hundreds of thousands of Americans and people around the world. These jobs have in turn supported an even greater number of families.
Sheldon Adelson is a true American hero, and he and Dr. Miriam Adelson epitomize many of the great things about America.
New York based, Ronn Torossian is an entrepreneur and author.
About the Author: Ronn Torossian is the CEO of NY based 5W Public Relations, 1 of the 25 largest PR Agencies in the US. He is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), a Jewish philanthropist and active in a number of worldwide Jewish organizations. More about Ronn