Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Sometimes the media can get something so wrong that it is beyond shocking. This is such a case (Oct. 26 entry, "The Liam Lawlor Debacle") that has just happened in Ireland. One has to ask how reporters can err so completely and slander individuals so deeply. But, on the other hand, the media did the same thing in New Orleans after the hurricane. It is incidents like these that justify most expenditures on PR counsel, but fortunately, they don't happen that often. In both cases, it appears that the old game of "telephone" was working. Rumors piled on rumors and the stories inflated to absurdity.