Saturday, September 4th, 2010
George W. Bush was pilloried in the press for donning military gear and staging an overhyped photo op punctuated with the now-infamous words: “Mission Accomplished.” The mission was far from over, as we now know. And his administration was rightly criticized from all sides for their approach. At best, Bush’s communications advisers jumped to conclusions. At worst, they succeeded in helping him spin the reality in order to garner public favor.
Despite being an Obama supporter, I’ll call it like I see it, and unfortunately it’s clear to me that our current President has made a similar lapse in PR judgment. (more…)