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Will Rupert Go Down Fighting?

Wed, Jun. 22, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Rupert MurdochA Delaware Court drops a bombshell on Fox Corp, rejecting its bid to squash Dominion's $1.6B suit against it... Stick it Vladimir. Hero Russian journalist auctions Nobel Peace Prize and donates $103M proceeds to help Ukrainian children displaced by Putin's invasion... Joe Biden is loved overseas, but not here... Attorney General Merrick Garland loves snitches.

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Dan Rather Remains a National Treasure

Mon, Jun. 20, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Dan RatherFight back against GOP lies and propaganda, says Dan Rather... That horse is far from dead, Ron. Florida's autocratic governor Ron DeSantis says Jan. 6 hearings are "beating a dead horse."... Texas GOP celebrates "Pride Month" by declaring homosexuality "an abnormal lifestyle choice."

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Remembering 'Neutron Jack' Welch

Fri, Jun. 17, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Welchbook"Neutron Jack" Welch would be a pariah in today's corporate-fixated ESG world. The late GE chief got rid of as many employees as possible via divestitures, offshoring and outsourcing.

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Welcome to WWIII

Thu, Jun. 16, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Pope FrancisWorld War III has been declared, warns Pope Francis, as Vladimir Putin seeks to martyr the heroic Ukrainian people... Will PR firms retire their chiefs?... LIV Golfers deserve credit for grabbing the Saudi millions and showcasing golf as an elite sport that doesn't give a fig about social issues.

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Is PR Killing Congressional Action on Climate Change?

Tue, Jun. 14, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Raul GrijalvaCongress probes Big Oil's PR related to climate change. Is PR used to torpedo US legislative action on global warming?... Despite slew of horrible economic and political news, full-year 2022 ad revenues are expected to show respectable growth... Preet Bharara emerges as ESG champion just when the sector needs one.

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NY Times' Fabricated Union 'Trend' Story

Mon, Jun. 13, 2022

By Fraser Seitel

FraserThe New York Times has concocted a “national issue” that American corporate workers are rushing to join labor unions, hoisting Starbucks and Amazon on their own socially-conscious petards in the process.

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PR is AWOL in Fight for Gun Control 

Fri, Jun. 10, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

CEOs for Gun SafetyPR leaders are gun-shy when it comes to gun control... The scary specter of Donald Trump hovers over the war in Ukraine... President Biden is urged not to grovel before Saudi Arabia strongman Mohammed bin Salman during his visit to the Kingdom next month.

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Reliving PR's Biggest Scandal

Wed, Jun. 8, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Bell PottingerThe Bell Pottinger scandal haunts PR once again... Paranoid Putin wants families of sailors, who died from the sinking of Russia's Black Sea flagship, to zip their lips, or else... Qatar can buy $440M worth of much-needed positive PR ahead of November's World Cup.

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Big Five Defense Contractors Consolidate PA Firepower

Tue, Jun. 7, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

RaytheonDefense company PA and lobbying firms salivate as Big Five defense contractors consolidate their headquarters in DC area... Saudi Arabia's LIV Golf makes progress in "sportswashing" fallout over murder of Jamal Khashoggi... Don't call mass shootings "random violence." They are "fascist violence."

'Honest Jamie' Doesn't Have a Clue

Thu, Jun. 2, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Jamie Dimon"Who the hell knows?" JPMorganChase chief Jamie Dimon deserves accolades for his totally honest economic forecast... Shareholder activism takes a breather... Stop scapegoating the mentally ill for your failure to enact gun control, says American Psychiatric Assn.

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SEC Cracks Down on Misleading Press Releases

Wed, Jun. 1, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Gary GenslerSecurities and Exchange Commission cracks down on false and misleading press releases… A British speciality drug company stands ready to cash in on the legalized cannabis market by treating potheads… Don’t shed a tear for members of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

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What We Should Remember This Memorial Day

Fri, May 27, 2022

By Robert Dilenschneider

Robert DilenschneiderOn Memorial Day, May 30, 2022, we will once again remember all the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who gave their lives in defense of our nation. And we will celebrate all those who serve us now. They do not hesitate to perform their duties. Now it is time for the rest of us to do our duty as we face the future.

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Kim Kardashian Goes Beyond Meat

Thu, May 26, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Kim KKim Kardashian pitches Beyond Meat as "chief taste consultant" of the money-losing plant-based protein company... Securities and Exchange Commission wants 'nutritional labels' on ESG investment funds... Democrats need to weaponize their gun control PR and drop the pipe dream of winning support from GOPers... Russia's No. 1 propagandist says if Putin is a "fascist" so is Trump and MagaWorld.

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Trump to Speak at NRA Confab in Aftermath of Nearby Mass Shooting

Wed, May 25, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

NRADonald Trump will speak at the May 27 NRA conference in Houston. It's the first annual meeting of the NRA since the COVID-19 outbreak and its first session since the latest mass shooting at a US school, which took place 277 miles away in Uvalde, TX.

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Stop Nannying Joe

Tue, May 24, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Joe BidenJoe Biden's communications staff needs to chill and stop trying to amend his statements... The trust gap widens between the haves and have-nots, according to geopolitical report of the Edelman Trust Barometer... An "alarming proportion" of CEOs are getting canned, says advisory firm Egon Zehnder. Good reasons abound to explain the exits.

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CPAC Honors Orbán

Tue, May 24, 2022

By Kevin Foley

Viktor OrbanIn honoring Hungarian dictator Viktor Orbán, the Conservative Political Action Committee unabashedly revealed its own fascist aspirations.

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Good PR Starts at Home

Tue, May 24, 2022

By Curtis Sparrer

Curtis SparerWhy generating tasteful self-promotion is a great first step when starting out in the public relations industry.

Larry David Was Right About Cryptocurrencies

Thu, May 19, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Don't Be Like LarryLarry David was right to curb his enthusiasm for cryptocurrency as the market crashes and burns. Matt Damon wishes he was as prescient as Larry.