The recent memo from U. S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates to his colleagues at the Pentagon on how to interact with the media comes as no surprise in the wake of the forced resignation of General Stanley McChrystal as commander of American and Coalition forces in Afghanistan. Read more
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The U.S. Army has announced it is filing new criminal charges against a private who earlier admitted to leaking classified video of an Apache helicopter air strike in Baghdad in 2007 that killed 12 civilians including two journalists: http://nyti.ms/bihbyg. Read more
The Loose Lips lesson seems to be at hazard these days, ignored or forgotten by people who should know better, and whose careers have been sunk as a consequence.
A couple of weeks back it was Hearst newspapers White House Correspondent Helen Thomas. Read more
When Helen Thomas resigned as White House correspondent for Hearst newspapers earlier this month after more than 50 years as a front-row fixture at Presidential news conferences, it signaled more than the end of an era. Read more
“Athletes Behaving Badly” isn’t a TV Reality Show yet, but it could be. The National Football League’s brand is like Teflon — unblemished — but could it be?
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has had a lot of practice protecting his brand from crises of late. Read more
You would think the Professional Golf Association (PGA) has had enough of controversy, what with Tiger this and Tiger that.
So making a tempest out of a teapot would seem to be against the PGA brand’s interest. Read more
So far the responses from the Massey Energy Company related to the tragedy at the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia play right into the media’s need for winners and losers/victims and villains and will keep the issue in play longer. Read more
The recent spate of negative press and public outrage at investment bank Goldman Sachs’ compensation of its executives and other practices has reached into a new arena: the company’s SEC-mandated financial filings. Read more
The talking heads and columnists will analyze/spin the politics behind the Massachusetts upset by Scott Brown (R) over Martha Coakley (D) for Teddy Kennedy’s U.S. Senate seat.
At CommCore, we think there’s a lesson or two for business leaders in all this: First, know your customer. Read more
The Rev. Pat Robertson, one of America’s best-known evangelist broadcasters, created a firestorm Wednesday night even as he was busy soliciting donations for earthquake-ravaged Haiti on his Christian Broadcasting Network’s flagship show, “700 Club.” Robertson intimated that Haiti had been cursed by God for making a pact with the Devil to kick out the country’s former French colonial masters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXiyceNZmiU
“You know … something happened a long time ago in Haiti….They were under the heel of the French…They got together and swore a pact to the Devil. Read more