Tag Archives: White House

“SuPeR Sarah!”

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In Superman comics, there’s a “Bizarro World” in which everything is the opposite of how it should be. In the White House, there’s “Sarah’s World.” This week, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked if the president, having been accused of sexual misconduct by many women, was in a position to criticize others. “We feel strongly that the… Read more »

PReventing brain farts

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Social media has often been compared to a cocktail party. As people move through the room they listen and participate in brief conversations, and soon find another discussion they like. But while cocktail party comments usually come and go in seconds, social media discussions never go away. Even after a comment is deleted it’s still searchable and becomes part of the Internet’s permanent… Read more »

PRotests and ice buckets

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If you want to seek the latest in public relations case studies, you don’t need a text book. Just watch the news. In an pre-season NFL game last Monday, Johnny Manziel raised a middle finger as he jogged back to the Cleveland huddle near the Washington sideline after throwing an incomplete pass. The gesture was captured by ESPN’s cameras. Penalty! It became an instant… Read more »

SlaP HillaRy?

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For a party struggling to re-brand itself, the Republicans aren’t getting much help from within. Since Mitt Romney’s loss, the GOP has hired experts to help move the public opinion needle and re-cast itself as more mainstream and in-touch.  Perceptions held by many as a white, male-dominated, anti-immigrant, anti-gay, anti-minority, anti-science, anti-et cetera organization has repeatedly hurt the party’s chances to win… Read more »

Playing the PRotagonist

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I shouldn’t have been surprised at the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) public statements since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings and the Obama Administration’s efforts to address gun violence.  Yet I was, initially. I had suggested in this blog that the NRA moderate its tone in light of the shock the nation has felt after Sandy Hook.  My public relations advice was for… Read more »