Thursday, September 10, 2020

Tin Ear PR: Jiří Menzel: a daring, defiant beacon of European cinema

“No one has ever made a difference by being like everyone else.”

 – The Greatest Showman  via JM


Pentagon’s latest salvo against China’s growing might: Cold War bombers Reuters

Tin ear PR

Sometimes PR campaigns to address problems cause even bigger PR problems. For instance the aged care industry is planning a major campaign to ‘change the conversation’ and ‘win the hearts and minds of middle Australia’ according to The Age (2 September 2020). Continue reading 

Facebook’s Political Ad Ban Also Threatens Ability to Spread Accurate Information on How to Vote< ProPublica

Facebook, The PR Firm Ranjan Roy and Can Duruk

The End of Oil Is Near Sierra Club

The commuters are revolting UnHerd 

PBA cards, and implicit trades with police

Australia: “Lawyers and civil liberty groups have expressed concerns about the way a pregnant woman was arrested at her home in Ballarat for allegedly encouraging people to take part in an anti-lockdown rally.”  I guess she didn’t have a good enough PBA card.

 The football culture that is Fargo.  10,000 at an indoors game?  And is a two-puffin photo twice as good as a one-puffin photo?

Should a consortium of 45 hospitals defy the FDA’s directive on convalescent plasma and run an RCT instead?

New data on the Russian vaccine

Obituary for David Graeber

MIE: The Japanese companies that help people vanish

Jiří Menzel: a daring, defiant beacon of European cinema Guardian 

If the Shark in “Jaws” Scared You, Wait Until You Meet “Meg” Interesting Engineering 

California Scientists Build A Camera To Take Pictures Of Huge Swath Of Sky NPR 

Wildfire burning ‘out of control’ at Vancouver Island ecological reserve CTVNews

Shorter lifespan of faster-growing trees will add to climate crisis, study finds Guardian 

The Coming Global Technology Fracture Project Syndicate