Wead Honored? Weird But True.
There are two kinds of scandals in US politics: Those with a soundtrack and those without. ...There's so much disgusting with this I don't know where to begin. I've come to expect sophomoric put-downs of conservative values from PRWeek, to go along with the publication's ongoing fawning coverage of any liberal cause that comes their way, from abortion rights to Gonzales-slamming. But to continue the "warmonger" angle when "democracy spreader" is what's on everyone's mind just shows blind bias.
But now, thanks to an old friend of President Bush, we have a third category: Scandals with tape, but no scandal.
Author/historian Doug Wead, who was all buddy-buddy with the Prez when he was only an aspiring warmonger, released tapes to the media last weekend of supposedly private talks between he and W. ...
... And [Bush] does not think men should lose their jobs simply because they are gay.
True, that last one is a pretty stunning revelation to anyone born in 2004 or people who watch Fox News ...
There were, however, book sales. Wead's most recent tome, The Raising of a President, soard more than 2000% on Amazon's sales rankings by Monday. And Wead was given more media interviews than an actress in a desperate Oscar bid.
So kudos to Wead for knowing the value of what he had -- despite having nothing. The man has a bright future in PR.
And not a word of ethics from Play of the Week scribe and PRWeek news editor Douglas Quenqua? Not a single question about what sort of man tapes private conversations without disclosure, then releases them for his own personal gain?
If this is the sort of man that, in the opinion of PRWeek, has a bright future in PR, it's no wonder the publication's front page is regularly running stories about PR execs under suspicion, indictment or conviction for various frauds. Wead is to be reviled as selfish scum, not given awards, even from scummy publications like this.