Submitted by Sheldon Rampton on
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has issued a news release calling on the presidential campaigns of John McCain and Barack Obama to "uphold the highest standards of ethical practice in every facet of their campaign communications." PRSA CEO Jeffrey Julin is offering himself for interviews as "a recognized expert in communications ethics." Since assuming the helm of the PRSA in January, Julin has been trying to improve the industry's ethical reputation. In June, for example, he posted a platitudinous statement on YouTube in response to a sarcastic CBS news commentary about Scott McClellan's book on his misadventures as a spokesman for the Bush administration. Julin is also president of MGA Communications, a PR firm whose clients include Americans for Balanced Energy Choices, a front group for the coal industry that is "targeting the public, politicians, interest groups, and the media" during this year's election campaign as part of what the Washington Post called a "$35 million campaign in primary and caucus states to rally public support for coal-fired electricity and to fuel opposition to legislation that Congress is crafting to slow climate change."
Mutternich replied on Permalink
Bring him on.
I'd love to see him on, say, The NewsHour if they'd put John Stauber on with him.
stephane mot replied on Permalink
of ethics and terror
From now on, questions about Palin ethics will be dealt like terrorist attacks : "a former top U.S. terrorism prosecutor from New York, Ed O'Callaghan, to assist Palin's personal lawyer working to derail or delay a pending ethics investigation in Alaska"
(AP "McCain campaign clamps down on questions in Alaska" 20080917)
A major attack has just been prevented : thanks to O'Callaghan, but also her Alaskan and Texan supporters, Palin won't have to testify nor elaborate about her definition of ethics.
Nevertheless, Current McCain-Palin Threat Level is elevated to red.
Stephane MOT -
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