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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

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. L...

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The PR offensive by former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi

»Posted by on Oct 28 2014

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 t...

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PR crisis: Paula Deen feels the heat, but is she cooked?

»Posted by on Jun 24 2013

Paula Deen knows her way around a kitchen and a recipe. With her words, and her response so far, she unexpectedly cooked up a mess for herself. The Food Network dropped her and her four shows. Facebook and Twitter are going nuts with people opining--both for and against Paula Deen. Here's how I see it. Paula Deen's biggest problem in the short term will be with retailers, e-tailers and anyone else who has a business venture with her. Those businesses will feel the pressure on th...

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Cleveland TV station WEWS apologizes to Charles Ramsey for exposing his criminal past – is that enough?

»Posted by on May 10 2013

Across my email today came this interesting note: WEWS, the Cleveland ABC affiliate, the first news outlet to interview Charles Ramsey, the neighbor who was hailed a hero after he helped rescue the three kidnapped Cleveland women, APOLOGIZED for doing a report on Ramsey's criminal past. The station posted the following message on its Facebook page: TO OUR READERS & FOLLOWERS: We heard you. Wednesday night, we made a poor judgment call in posting a story about Charles Ramsey’s cr...

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PR mistake: Accused wife beater, former news anchor Rob Morrison does interview in a bar

»Posted by on Feb 21 2013

So I was reading Mediabistro this afternoon and this article headline caught me eye: "Rob Morrison, Interviewed at a Bar, Maintains Innocence." Unless you are a bartender, under mostly any circumstance doing an interview at a bar is a mistake. It's a huge problem if your name is Rob Morrison. Morrison, in case you are not following the story, is accused of trying to choke his wife. He's reported to be involved with a string of domestic abuse allegations. It seems apparent that he has an...

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Dead meat PR wise? Burger King embroiled in horsemeat scandal in UK

»Posted by on Feb 01 2013

The story is breaking in the United Kingdom: After two weeks' worth of deny, deny, deny... Burger King now admits that its burgers, including its popular Whopper, contained horsemeat. Burger King has more than 500 stores in the U.K.  New tests show that despite what Burger King publicly said for a couple weeks, the flat-out denials were simply false. "It... raises serious questions about whether the food company, which sells around one million burgers a week in the U.K., has any good id...

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