Lipstick on a pig? A toad?
(My last blog, Stuck on the Tar Baby, takes a look at what it means in the worlds of journalism and public-relations to frame $2 billion in “free” press coverage in today’s presidential campaign. Today I muse about recent PR efforts to harness the comb-over candidate’s tongue).
Bluster & blunder
With voting deadlines bearing down on all comers, journalists observe that the comb-over candidate’s handlers are attempting a new approach: curbing the Republican front-runner’s erratic blunder-busters.
Until now, the candidate stated publicly that “what you see is what you get.”
The mass-mediated projection of his character is…well…accurate.
And that’s a good thing.
That means readers and viewers—you and I—see an authentic portrayal in the news.
Each time he opens his pie-hole we hear the real, uncensored candidate. Continue reading