Archive for December, 2014

‘BREASTAURANT’ OWNER MAY FIND ALL PR NOT GO..

"Undercover Boss" is a TV series that started in Britain in 2009 and was introduced a year later in the United States. It made its debut following the Super Bowl and the game's massive lead-in numbers resulted in an amazing 38 million viewers.The show was an instant hit. The basic premise is a corporate executive goes undercover and dresses like a "normal" employee and then attempts to do the wo...

NEWS MEDIA EMBARRASSED BY BOY ‘GENIUS’ INVE..

Most people realize that much of the information circulating on the Internet these days is bogus. They see a story that seems too good to be true and they immediately check sites like "Snopes" or "Truth or Fiction" to determine its authenticity. Lately, however,  the major media outlets have had so many stories completely wrong, one now has to question whether many of them do any more fact-chec...

ROLLING STONE MAG’S APOLOGY RINGS HOLLOW

In journalistic circles the inflammatory rape story concocted by Rolling Stone magazine was one often referred to as just "Too good to verify." The story fit the magazine, women's groups and the news media's ongoing agenda about crimes against women so perfectly that there was no real need to prove its truth. And now we are finding out that it wasn't true. The story has now produced the exac...

ROLLING STONE SAYS ‘OOPS!’ ON DEVASTATING R..

As one prominent freelance writer notes, this is journalism that might go down in history along the lines of notorious frauds as Janet Cooke and Stephen Glass. Or maybe Jayson Blair

WRONG MOVE: NFL REFUSES TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST PLAYERS

There is little doubt the NFL has some very serious PR issues these days. The League is trying to clean up its domestic violence image after several players have been charged with crimes, there are ongoing concussion problems, murders by players, DUI's, etc. Sometimes it seems as if there are so many controversial issues affecting the League that from a PR perspective it would be like nailin...