I worked at a large PR firm for years. We came up with new and innovative ways to sell product to consumers, but we also sold people. Yes, that is correct; when an elitist pig does something that damages their reputation, we develop ways to fix it. We were hired to sell them as the good guys.
Just like Smollet, who faked his mugging to appear to be a victim of gay-bashing, racists Trump supporters, pr firms are working on it.
The man was so stupid that he kept the magazine that he cut the words from to make the infamous Trump Country note. Yes, a PR firm has worked tirelessly to salvage his reputation.
Of course, corruption is when the DA dropped the case against him after he was caught. Was she paid to drop the case, did they have something on her, or is she racists and wants to perpetuate the narrative that all Trump supporters are white supremacists?
Are the laws equally applied in this country? Hell no. If you have money and power, there are a different set of rules for you.
If Harvey Weinstein had hired our firm, we would have tried to come up with ways to salvage his reputation. Someone did, in fact, come up with the idea of him looking frail and old by having him use a walker.
The world is a stage, and you should question everything.
Today I see on the news that one actress has been covered by the media doing something nice for animals. Not mentioning names, but I can guarantee that is a PR firm at work.
When the media begins to blow smoke up their skirts, prevaricates to you about how noble they are, you know it is all just a lie.
What is the take away from this?
If you are a writer, actress, or another public figure, you should keep your opinions to yourself. Some in that business are history, and it won’t matter if they ever work again.
Some who have tarnished their reputation with their vitriolic contempt for half the country will need the services of a PR firm or hope that people have a short memory.
Since I know the tricks, I will happily point them out. I happen to think that one should be accountable for their actions. If they screwed up, they should admit it and make a heartfelt apology and not compound their lies with more lies.
Just because you think it, does not make it so.
Your opinions are formed by the input you receive. Yes, the media is biased, and if you only seek information from firms that you agree with, you are setting yourself up for manipulation by those who espouse propaganda and not the facts.
Lastly, and this is worth remembering, if your emotions are tweaked, you are being manipulated. For a thespian to risk their entire career because they ‘hate’ something is idiotic. Possibly they should investigate the facts before they make utter fools of themselves.
I hope your holiday was good and I pray that you are safe and well. I have finished my latest novel and am in the process of editing it.
Stay safe and stay tuned; more to come.
Much Love -TW