Media Relations: Influencing Vs Lying, A Blatant Disregard For The Profession

Creative and talented people can weave a story highlighting the benefits of a product or service (or person) in a way that is eloquent. Avoiding the pitfalls that you know exist, or handling them deftly to the point where they are diminished compared with the benefits of the offering is an art.

It used to be that actual journalists would hold feet to the fire if they smelled any excrement flowing out of the mouth of the speaker so that they had to somewhat come clean. When you preach to the sheep, you can say anything. They’ll eat shit as quickly as they eat the truth.

Then there is Lying.

Here is an example of outright lying over the truth that is self evident to any audience, the speaker, the journalists and the world, yet no one says what is true either spoken or written, other than a few outlets.

The current White House spokes puppet blamed a president who left a secured border and hasn’t been in power for 2 years for the current disaster at the border. Even she doesn’t believe what she is saying. She is blaming Trump for what Biden has actually done.

Raise your hand if you saw this coming!

The fiscal year 2023 is already on the way to breaking records regarding the border.

Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre even said Trump gutted the immigration system:

JEAN-PIERRE: “ — especially because of what the last administration did, and they completely gutted the system. And we know that this has been a multidecade-long problem. We need to modernize the system, and this is something that the President has put forth and we are looking for Congress to act. We are asking Congress to act.”

It’s okay! Biden’s administration has a “six-point” plan to combat the border crisis.

But should support or have concerns with Title 42 ending?

Jean-Pierre said, “What Americans should know is that the President has done — has done the work to deal with what we’re seeing at the border since day one.”

Biden went to Arizona a few weeks ago.

Biden said he had more important things to do than go to the border and see the mess caused by his empty promises during the presidential campaign.

I guess those that want to believe it will act like it, but no one can possibly look at the facts, the results, the actions and not know this is blatant lying.

It is a pox on the media relations profession, the journalists who repeat this spew and anyone else involved.

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