Friday’s Video Views

This week’s edition of Video Views features Nike’s CEO on Tiger Woods, social media in publishing, The Facebook Effect, Twitter Chirp, Edelman SM training, and Katie Couric on anonymity in the blogosphere. “Polarizing but authentic” is how Nike president and CEO Mark Parker describes the much-analyzed Tiger Woods TV spot that aired during this year’s […]

Doubting Thomases

Doubting Thomases

Washington Post media columnist and CNN “Reliable Sources” host Howard Kurtz set tongues-a waggin today with his column echoing complaints that President Obama has purposely avoided the White House press corps in order to control his message: “Every president attempts to circumvent the press corps, viewing it as obsessed with process stories and “gotcha” questions. […]

Leaders Who Lie

Leaders Who Lie

A while ago I read an insider account of Yasser Arafat’s approach to wooing the court of public opinion. In essence, the report confirmed something I had long suspected: anything that emanated from the mouth of this dead terrorist was not to be trusted. In the piece, Arafat apparently admitted privately that he would say […]