The conservative media dug up a 1996 video purported to show that Obama was a socialist. Nothing. They tried to resurrect the controversy over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Nada. "We built that!" -- a waste of the convention banner budget.
We voters want to learn as much as possible about the two presidential candidates and what they really stand for, and we look to the presidential debates and their accompanying spin rooms to provide us with this information.
At 4.10 p.m. Sunday afternoon, exactly 40 years ago, I witnessed soldiers shooting innocent civilians dead, an atrocity that officialdom instantly lied about -- and provoked a four-decade struggle to get the truth finally established.
It's hard to deny that Democrats are feeling good about yesterday's election victory up in Buffalo. There's a certain wind-in-our-sails feeling about the whole strategy of hammering Republicans on the Ryan plan to voucherize Medicare.
The latest Petraeus/Gates media tour is under way in preparation for the general's testimony to Congress next week, and they're trotting out the same, tired spin they've been using since McChrystal was replaced in disgrace last year.
Private security military contractors, or at least their leading advocates, are gaining in political authority, successfully framing themselves not only as legitimate security actors but also as legitimate standard setters.
The surprising gem in an Inquirer piece was that APCO VP Bill Pierce agreed with me. He acknowledged that interest-funded pressure groups "are all over the place" in Washington. "That's how everybody exists here," Pierce said.
After the Virginia Court's health care ruling, the thing to keep in mind is that this is just one judge's opinion. Others have gone the other way. We are a long way from knowing if, and how, the new act will ultimately be implemented.
Bill Sammon, Fox News' Washington managing editor, sent a memo "at the height of the health care reform debate" to his network's so-called journalists, directing them not to use the phrase "public option."
The reason only a handful of PR people use 'PR' in their titles these days is because PR itself has a PR problem -- and for good reason. That's a shame, because press relations is not inherently evil or manipulative.