Inauthentic Generals

Inauthentic Generals

As one agency trumpets its new mantra of “authenticity,” we learn today just how deeply our government has subverted authenticity to sell its war-time policies. In a 7600-word investigative piece on page A1 of today’s New York Times, reporter Doug Barstow outlines the extent to which this administration took (fairly standard) public relations techniques and […]

If I Only Had a PR Brain

If I Only Had a PR Brain

MSNBC takes two reputational hits today: the first showcased the internal disgust over the cable net’s decision to lead its news report with one Paris Hilton. The second revolved around “Hardball’s” ratings-fueled ploy to invite a wacko, invective-laden right wing blonde that some have called the Britney Spears of politics onto its program, (which prompted […]

Notable & Quotable

Notable & Quotable

“This entire experience has opened my eyes up to a tragic world of injustice,” he said. “If police officers and a district attorney can systematically railroad us with absolutely no evidence whatsoever, I can’t imagine what they would do to people [who] do not have the resources to defend themselves.” — Former Duke lacrosse player […]