Does America really need a stack of books rehashing the national nightmare that was the Trump presidency? Hasn’t the nation relished the calm and lower blood pressure since the glorious deplatforming of the former tweeter-in-chief?
Politico reports Team Trump is tracking three dozen books on The Donald in which “he will be the star.” Of course.
Trump is eagerly cooperating with authors in an effort to burnish the image of a presidency that ranks among the worst in history.
The Siena College Research Institute survey of historians and presidential scholars ranked Trump among the five lousiest American presidents.
Only Andrew Johnson and James Buchannan fared worse than the former real estate developer, who edged out Warren Harding and Franklin Pierce in Sienna’s survey of the bottom of the presidential barrel.
Trump earned his ranking for being the only president who was impeached twice. He ranked dead last in the categories of integrity, intelligence and overall ability.
And speaking of lack of integrity, the former president has penciled in interview slots for New York Times’ Maggie Haberman, Washington Post’s Philip Rucker and Carol Leonning, and New Yorker’s Susan Glasser, who are working on books.
Those were charter members of Trump’s “fake news” brigade and leading “enemies of the people.” I guess it's let bygones be bygones when it comes to serving the interests of Trump.
He’s already chatted with Michael Wolff, whom Trump has called a “mentally deranged author.” Wolff wrote “Fire and Fury," which Trump trashed as a “fake book,” and plans to write another one about the last months of the 2020 campaign.
Why, Michael? How about writing a book about Trump's upcoming trial instead?
NAACP sacks Fox Corp. The civil rights organization wants the NFL, where 70 percent of the players are Black, to reconsider its relationship with Fox Corp. due to its “incendiary coverage of racial justice.”
Fox News “network personalities routinely attack Black Lives Matter and downplay the existence of systemic racism and police brutality,” Derrick Johnson, NAACP CEO, said in a statement released March 18.
Fox News, according to Johnson, represents the worst traditions of American broadcasting. “The media outlet has used its news division to sow bigotry and racism, create dissension, spread misinformation, and promote conspiracy theories that ultimately led to an insurrection against the US Capitol,” he said.
The NAACP leader believes the NFL’s high subscriber fees subsidize Fox News’ programming and wants a meeting with the league’s leadership to “discuss the unscrupulous tactics employed by Fox to underwrite hate speech and the un-American attacks on those that stand for racial equity and justice.”
Any such meeting will follow the new eleven-year partnership that Fox Corp. signed with the NFL shortly after the NAACP’s statement.
Money talks for Fox and the NFL.
Andy Cunningham, a pioneer in the tech PR sector, hit the nail on the head when it comes to managing what she calls "the new voice of talent."
The head of the Cunningham Collective wrote in her firm’s newsletter:
“We Baby Boomers grew up with an inside-out view of the enterprise with constructs that we thought were impenetrable such as shareholder value, hierarchical structures, and towing the line.
“Millennials grew up with an outside-in view of the enterprise where the impact of a business on its environment, its stakeholders and its community take precedence.
“They may just have something here.”
Cunningham believes that every company is struggling with how much power to give the voice of new talent. Employees don't simply want to be heard; they want to change things.
"It's a brave new world and they have something to offer," she wrote.