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Crisis for GOP: Republicans would rather lose White House than the heart and soul of the Party

»Posted by on May 11, 2016

Crisis for GOP: Republicans would rather lose White House than the heart and soul of the Party

If you’re confused about what is going on right now with the Republican primary and prominent leadership like Speaker of the House Paul Ryan refusing to support Donald Trump, here’s my analysis. Donald Trump may call himself a Republican, but the Republican Party leadership see him as an independent or a renegade. If that is true, then he is not, by definition, a true Republican. Being a true Republican, in the mind of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, former GOP nominee Mitt Romney, Sen. Lindsay Graham and others would mean embracing the basic tenets of the GOP platform on the issues: Economics, abortion, immigration, etc. But Donald Trump refuses to do so because he marches to the beat of his own drummer and appears to make it up as he goes...

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Actor Drake Bell’s reputation takes a hit following DUI arrest

»Posted by on Dec 24, 2015

Actor Drake Bell’s reputation takes a hit following DUI arrest

It’s all over the entertainment headlines and unavoidable on social media timelines: Drake Bell, best known from the Nickelodeon TV series “Drake & Josh,” arrested in Glendale, Calif. on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). It happened, coincidentally, just a few miles from where I am writing this now. Glendale police say the 29-year-old actor and musician was pulled over Christmas week by police at 2:20 A.M. after they saw him stopped at a red light and then beginning to swerve and speed. Bell reportedly then failed a field sobriety test and the arresting officer noticed a smell of alcohol from the car. Though Drake Bell declared personal bankruptcy in 2014, he has remained employed in Hollywood as the voice of Peter Parker on...

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Target Michael Moore: Filmmaker creates PR crisis but denies criticizing ‘American Sniper’

»Posted by on Jan 20, 2015

Target Michael Moore: Filmmaker creates PR crisis but denies criticizing ‘American Sniper’

The Clint Eastwood blockbuster ‘American Sniper‘ is breaking box office records and even has some Oscar buzz going for Best Picture. It got six Academy Awards nods in all. Before the movie was released, some Hollywood insiders predicted an Oscar snub because of the subject matter of ‘American Sniper’… that it wouldn’t appeal to left-leaning Academy voters. Fox News contacted me after the nominations were announced and I said that timing of this movie aligned perfectly with world events to produce a nomination. “Any other year it may not have been politically correct to support a movie like this,” I said to Fox News. “But given these crazy times, it may seem un-American not to. Americans want essay writing to...

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The PR offensive by former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi

»Posted by on Oct 28, 2014

The PR offensive by former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi

It hit Facebook and it spread like wildfire. Not surprising, really. It was a status update from a celebrity opening up about what some might consider his kinky sex life. The confession was from Jian Ghomeshi, the once uber popular CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company) host of “Q.” Jian Ghomeshi is adept at asking questions that trigger celebrities to open up. But up until now, he never talked publicly about his private life, particularly his sex life. But Jian Ghomeshi, 47, did just that Sunday night in a Facebook post. What prompted it? He had just been axed by the CBC and the show he co-created. “I’ve been fired from the CBC because of the risk of my private sex life being made public as a result of a campaign of false allegations pursued by a...

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PR whoops! On duty police officers attend political event but they weren’t working it

»Posted by on Jul 8, 2014

If you don’t live in Florida then you may not be aware that it’s quite a contest going on in the race for governor. Gov. Rick Scott, Republican, is running for a second term against Charlie Crist, a Democrat who used to be a Republican and is the former governor. Yep, it’s an interesting race. Anyway, plot thickened today when on duty police officers who were not working the event showed up for a campaign stop for Scott. According to a report in the Naples News: “At least a half-dozen on-duty law officers in uniform took part in a re-election event for Gov. Rick Scott in Tampa despite Florida laws saying public employees must avoid political activity during working hours. “Spokesmen for two of the agencies involved, the Hillsborough...

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