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PR crisis: Chick-fil-A president should know better than to comment on gay marriage

»Posted by on Jul 20, 2012

PR crisis: Chick-fil-A president should know better than to comment on gay marriage

You know how you don’t talk politics at Thanksgiving, especially in an election year? You know how all those smart wives remind their husbands that the house they’re going to dinner are staunch democrats and not to comment about President Obama? When it comes to a divisive topic like gay marriage, Chick-fil-A’s president should know better than to chime in with his opinion. Where was his filter? Did he lack one internally? Did his people ever advise him not to make a boneheaded move like speak publically about gay marriage? My guess is this and I believe I am right: Everyone in his inner circle knew exactly how he felt about gay marriage. People with such strong opinions don’t hide them that well. And I am certain he spoke up about...

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JCPenney takes more risks in new Father’s Day ad that features gay dads

»Posted by on Jun 15, 2012

Boy oh boy JCPenney knows how to get attention. Let’s hope the saying there’s no such thing as bad publicity is really a true statement. Because JCPenney is certainly getting a boatload of publicity–good and bad–with a new ad that features gay dads hawking merchandise. Anti-gay groups immediately slammed the clothing retailer JCPenney for featuring a same-sex couple. The Father’s Day ad shows Todd Koch and Cooper Smith horsing around with their kids with the following text: “First Pals: What makes Dad so cool? He’s the swim coach, tent maker, best friend, bike fixer and hug giver — all rolled into one. Or two.” Koch and Cooper are not actors–they are real gay dads from Texas. JCPenney clearly double-downed. This is the...

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John Travolta faces PR crisis following sex lawsuits by men, cross-dressing photos

»Posted by on May 28, 2012

First it was a naked rubdown that allegedly resulted in John Travolta’s hands on the private parts of a male massage therapist. John Travolta had a lawyer respond with a vehement denial and a vow to bury the accuser legally. Along came more claims from other male message therapists. Then more threats from Travolta’s legal team. Now a John Travolta cross-dressing photo has resurfaced and so has a strange claim from the late Jeff Conaway’s ex girlfriend (Conaway, an actor, starred with Travolta in “Grease”) who says Travolta attacked him sexually while he was sleeping. Even Hollywood would be hard-pressed to make this up. There is clearly a lot of smoke. But that doesn’t mean ANY of the accusations are true. So where does this...

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The rush to bash Rush Limbaugh and what the right’s radio king needs to do now

»Posted by on Mar 7, 2012

I’ll give Rush Limbaugh credit for commanding attention. He certainly knows how to dish it. And his missteps make news too. Especially one this big. Last week, Rush Limbaugh attacked law student Sandra Fluke calling her a “slut” and “prostitute” after she advocated that insurance companies cover birth control. Some advertisers have suspended ads from his popular show. And news outlets around the country can’t stop talking about it: The talk is so acute, on RushLimbaugh.com, Rush Limbaugh posted a message: “Everything is fine on the business side. Everything’s cool. There is not a thing to worry about. What you’re seeing on television about this program and sponsors and advertisers is just...

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Image crisis: Carnival, the cruise industry, struggle following Costa Concordia shipwreck

»Posted by on Jan 31, 2012

The images of devastation are leaving quite an impression on the public. The cruise ship on its side sunken in the waters off the Italy coast have caused lots of folks to run scared. Bookings on cruise ships have apparently sunk to extreme lows. The cruise ship company feeling the hurt most: Carnival. The Costa Concordia is owned by Carnival Corp. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. reports earnings later this week and travel agents are not expecting good news. The concern by the public: safety. They are questioning the safety of cruise lines. And they are questioning what would happen if there were an emergency on their cruise. Sure there are people who think the cruise ship they go on will meet the same fate. But I don’t think the majority really believe that....

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