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  • San Juan mayor questions abrupt postponement of hearing

    11/01/2017 4:59:11 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 37 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | November 1, 2017 3:59 pm | AP
    <p>San Juan, Puerto Rico Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, speaks during a House Democratic Leaders news conference with Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. Cruz on Wednesday questioned why Republicans abruptly postponed a House hearing where she was scheduled to testify about the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico. Cruz, who has tangled with President Donald Trump about the federal response, suggested the White House did not want to hear her criticism.</p>
  • Cuomo warns state agencies to start pumping out good news

    02/24/2017 9:24:52 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 33 replies
    © 2017 NYP HOLDINGS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ^ | February 22, 2017 | 12:05am | By Carl Campanile
    Gov. Cuomo’s office has warned public-relations officers at 55 state agencies to start churning out a lot more good news about the administration — or else Cuomo’s communications director, James Allen, delivered the stern message in a conference call last week, leaving some of the agency officials rattled. “If you don’t generate more press releases . . . changes will be made!” Allen declared He singled out some low-performing state agencies by name.
  • Top Hollywood PR Agent: Donald Trump Is the Michael Jordan of Media

    07/25/2016 11:52:57 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 25, 2016 | Michael Levine
    Trump has begun to appoint high profile people, including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, to commissions and task forces to advise him. That's smart because it makes him appear more willing to listen to others, and to lead by consensus. It could also give cover to modify his policies if he needs to. Let's be honest: Many people see Donald Trump as a bit of a bully. But if lower middle-class workers — the old Reagan Democrats — come to think of him as their bully, Trump can win this election. The more Trump can get other people...
  • Whistleblower: Feds Shut Down Terror Investigation That Could Have Prevented San Bernardino Attack

    12/10/2015 10:24:07 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 11, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    A former Department of Homeland Security agent says that an investigation he was conducting into a fundamentalist Islamic group operating in the U.S. may have helped stop San Bernardino jihadi Syed Farook had the government not shut down his probe. During an interview with Fox News' Megyn Kelly on Thursday, Philip Haney said that in 2012 as an agent with U.S. Customs and Border Protection's National Targeting Center, he opened an investigation into a Sunni Islamic group called, Tablighi Jamaat, a subset of the fundamentalist Deobandi movement. But Haney said that just a year into the investigation it was shut...
  • Puerto Rico Says Will Default Tomorrow, Begs Congress For Help "Or Else Crisis Will Get Worse"

    05/01/2016 4:39:02 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 64 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 5-1-2016 | Durden
  • Report: Obama Told NSC And FBI To ‘Downplay’ Terrorist Angle Of San Bernadino

    12/10/2015 3:25:27 PM PST · by amorphous · 102 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10 Dec 2015 | Jonah Bennett
    The FBI has taken heat for failing to immediately classify the San Bernardino shootings as terrorism, but a new report shows that FBI reluctance could have been due to external pressure from the White House. A source told Jack Murphy of SOFREP that the FBI instantly believed the shooting, which left 14 dead, to be a clear act of terrorism. The White House, however, didn't feel the same way and quickly moved in to squash the terror classification. This source added that as soon as the shooting took place, Obama convened a meeting with the National Security Council and the...
  • World's largest PR firm won't represent coal producers or climate change 'deniers' anymore

    09/25/2015 10:36:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Fortune ^ | 09/25/2015 | by Michal Addady
    Edelman, the world’s largest public relations company, has decided not to continue working with certain environmentally unfriendly companies after receiving negative publicity, the Guardian reports. Edelman was recently criticized for working with fossil fuel companies and fake front groups that supported a Canadian pipeline project. They have since decided to stop working with coal producers, since they’re the biggest contributors to climate change, and groups that try to “greenwash” the truth and spread misinformation. Edelman, which grew 8.5% in the 2014-2015 fiscal year according to PR Week, lost a good number of big clients when it made clear its position...
  • Puerto Rico’s Governor Says Island’s Debts Are ‘Not Payable’

    06/28/2015 6:37:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    Puerto Rico’s governor, saying he needs to pull the island out of a “death spiral,” has concluded that the commonwealth cannot pay its roughly $72 billion in debts, an admission that will probably have wide-reaching financial repercussions. The governor, Alejandro García Padilla, and senior members of his staff said in an interview last week that they would probably seek significant concessions from as many as all of the island’s creditors, which could include deferring some debt payments for as long as five years or extending the timetable for repayment. “The debt is not payable,” Mr. García Padilla said. “There is...
  • Charley Levine, Israeli PR Legend, 1952 – 2014

    11/16/2014 10:56:19 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | November 17, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — November 16, 2014 … With deep sorrow, the Israel News Agency announces the passing of Charley Levine. Beloved husband to Shelly Levine, father to Daniel Levine, Dori Levine Schiowitz and Zvi Levine and grandfather to many. Levine, a Jewish activist for the State of Israel and one of the most respected Anglos living and working in Jerusalem, made Aliya in 1978. Charley Levine served as an IDF Spokesperson with the rank of Captain and as a senior media consultant to several Israeli Prime Ministers. He represented global PR giant Ruder Finn in...
  • PR Firms Take a Stand on Climate Change: Will No Longer Represent Firms Denying Climate Change

    08/15/2014 6:44:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Triple Pundit ^ | 08/14/2014 | RP Seigel
    Public relations (PR) is a powerful but unseen force in our society. Companies hire PR firms to make them look as good as possible. When the companies do something they are proud of, they do everything they can to make sure everyone hears about it (including, sometimes contacting reporters like us). When the companies do things that are not so great, they “spin” the news to make it sound harmless. PR firms make their money from fees paid by their clients and have typically been value-neutral, meaning that they promote whatever their clients want them to promote. So it’s a...
  • PR Giant Edelman Apologizes for Calling Robin Williams' Death an 'Opportunity'

    08/14/2014 1:24:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    AdWeek ^ | 08/14/2014 | David Griner
    Edeman is usually tapped with helping brands avoid or disentangle themselves from public backlash, but the global PR firm instead found itself in the hot seat this week. At issue was a blog post from media relations strategy evp Lisa Kovitz, who said the suicide of comedian Robin Williams created a PR opportunity for groups advocating for better treatment of mental illness. "As we mourn the loss of Robin Williams to depression, we must recognize it as an opportunity to engage in a national conversation," she wrote. "His death yesterday created a carpe diem moment for mental health professionals and...
  • Israel PR - We Need Your Help!

    07/14/2014 5:52:22 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 6 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | July 14, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem --- July 14, 2014 ... I have worked in Jewish PR and public affairs since the 1980's. Have worked directly for and with the Israeli government since the 1990's. There's very little that I have not seen. Today, Israel is engaged in defending herself once again from Islamic Jihad. It's a war of bullets and words. The war of words define public opinion and Israel can do much better. Many will say that Israel's PR is weak, ineffective and just plain bad. I totally disagree. This may have been the case before Internet arrived....
  • US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Prepares to Default (in Spanish)

    07/13/2014 6:10:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 7/13/2014 | Chriss W. Street
    Municipal bond mutual fund investors are panicking this weekend after the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s Legislature passed a new law allowing public agencies to default on their debt.  Although part of the United States, Puerto Rico in the 1990s made Spanish the official language and now about 86% of the island does not speak English in the home.  Democrat Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla, who has difficulty speaking English, told Bloomberg News last year that Puerto Rico had a constitutional and moral obligation to not default on the island’s $73 billion of debt.  But he just passed a law giving local court proceedings the power...
  • Why The Palestinians Have Better PR Than Israel

    06/28/2014 12:58:56 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 34 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | June 28, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    Why The Palestinians Have Better PR Than IsraelBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem --- June 28, 2014 ... If you asked me this question a year ago or ten years ago, my knee jerk response would be money. The Palestinians and the Arab world have oil dollars, millions of them to make us look bad while slamming our towns and cities with rockets and missiles. But the real answer is actually two fold. Yes, money is one part. But we also have access to money. The Palestinians (when I say the Palestinians it means the Arab world) are more creative...
  • The Pope, Israel PR And Christ Killed By Jews

    05/21/2014 5:12:03 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 44 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | May 21, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    The Pope, Israel PR And Christ Killed By JewsBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyAfter living in Israel for over 25 years and consulting the government on both public relations and public affairs, I may have truly found the major source of conflict against the Jews and Israel. It took coming to the US for three years and seeing the United States as an Israeli and as an American. You see, we don't have anti-semitism in Israel. We only have war. Anti-semitism is much more covert. Much like an iceberg, only a very small part is visible to the eye. In...
  • PR firms cash in on health rollout woes [Good Bad Example!]

    12/09/2013 12:21:02 PM PST · by SES1066 · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/9/13 | Hadas Gold
    It may have been a debacle, but there is one upside to the glitch-plagued rollout of the health care website: It’s become a powerful case study for crisis management consultants and their clients of what not to do.
  • Another Reason They Should Have Read the Bill: The $8 Billion ObamaCare PR Budget

    12/02/2013 7:33:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/02/2013 | Morgan Brittany
    Obviously no one read Section 4002 in the Affordable Care Act, because if they had they would have seen that this little section created a fund to promote Obamacare.Here are the staggering numbers allocated to promote this monstrosity.In 2010 it is $500 million, in 2011, $750 million, 2012, $1 billion, 2013, $1.25 billion, 2014, $1.5 billion and in 2015 and on, $2 billion! “The Prevention and Public Health Fund will provide for expanded and sustained national investment in prevention and public health programs to improve health and help restrain the rate of growth in private and public sector health care...
  • White House Easter Egg Roll sustained by corporate donors, sales of souvenirs [Media Helps Clown]

    04/01/2013 6:20:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/1/13 | Juliet Eilperin
    In a time of severe budget constraints, two factors explain why the White House can afford to welcome more than 30,000 people Monday for the 135th annual Easter Egg Roll: corporate sponsors and souvenir eggs. Nearly a century ago, Congress empowered the National Park Service, which oversees the Easter Egg Roll, to accept private donations for its operations. So when her twin boys came home from kindergarten and told her the Easter Egg Roll might be canceled, Victoria Knight-McDowell, owner and chief executive of Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops, wrote a check for $25,000 to make sure that would not...
  • AIPAC: Stop Iran From Wiping Israel Off Map

    03/07/2013 8:21:05 AM PST · by IsraelBeach · 4 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | March 6, 2013 | Joel Leyden
    AIPAC: Stop Iran From Wiping Israel Off MapBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyWashington, D.C. --- March 6, 2013 … If you are an Israeli, never feel alone. Over 13,000 Americans converged on the Washington Convention Center for the AIPAC Policy Conference this past Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. A sea of people proudly wearing American Israeli pins on their suits and carrying grey, plastic AIPAC pens came to hear from both Israeli and American Jewish leaders. As one who has dedicated over 20 years of his life to Israel, to Israeli advocacy. Having worked with American Jewish organizations, the IDF as...
  • UN, Global Media Silent As 80 Hamas Gaza Rockets Slam Israel - Bad PR?

    10/25/2012 5:06:33 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 9 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | October 24, 2012 | Joel Leyden
    UN, Global Media Silent As 80 Hamas Gaza Rockets Slam Israel - Bad PR?By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel --- October 24, 2012 ... Over 80 rockets launched by the Hamas terror group in Gaza rained on Israel today. At least 4 Israelis were injured, with one in critical condition. One rocket that slammed into a kibbutz in the Eshkol region of southern Israel blew away the wall of a house, leaving a large crater in the ground and coming within feet of murdering a woman who managed to make it to the air raid shelter in time. As...