The Stranger

I was thoroughly enjoying the eclectic mix of articles and contributors that comprise Forbes’s special report on “Communicating,” which I learned about from my old friend Sam Whitmore’s blog Sam Whitmore’s Media Survey. That was, until I came across the piece featuring the bleached-blonde, child-of-privilege, party-throwing, bad-driving PR princess who has come to epitomize the less-than-savory aspects of our industry.

Yes, I’m talking Lizzie (doing her best to look Like Tara Reid).

Could this really be the venerable Forbes that chose to feature Ms. Lizzie alongside the likes of Noam Chomsky, Walter Cronkite, Kurt Vonnegut, Jane Goodale, Arthur C. Clarke, Vint Cerf and Daniel Libeskind????

The by-line for the short (and perplexing) visit with Ms. Grubman reads Peter Kafka. Now it makes sense! This is part of the PR Princess’s metamorphosis. Or is it some kind of plague on our profession?