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Issues in Public Relations – Political PR

March 26, 2010

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Political PR has undermined public trust in politicians and is the single biggest threat to our democratic health. “He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.” —Joseph Conrad, (Lord Jim, 1900. […]

Issues in Public Relations – Propaganda

February 1, 2010

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Tony Blair and the Chilcot Inquiry Just days before the Chilcot Inquiry and media attention is really heating up. The press is questioning whether or not we will finally hear the truth from Tony Blair. Unlikely, but I did read an article in the Evening Standard, written by Sam Leith, who offered his somewhat controversial […]

Issues in Public Relations – Spin

January 25, 2010

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“Rambo from West Virginia” and the Power of Persuasion “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.” (Edward Bernays, 1928) The […]