Thursday, August 27, 2009

Hey, did anybody ever notice that Mark Penn is a sleazy, amoral scumbag?

And that he is a columnist for the Wall Street Journal?
Mark Penn, the strategist who dashed Hillary Clinton's presidential hopes, is the Wall Street Journal's "Microtrend"-spotting columnist. He's also CEO of PR giant Burson-Marsteller. Only a scumbag would abuse the former to drum up business for the latter. . . .
Mark Penn's latest . . . column is about "glamping" -- glamorous camping. It ran last weekend. By Monday, according to an internal email obtained by Gawker, Burson was already trying to recruit companies from the industry featured in the column as clients. . . .
You know, it's amazing know a sleazy, amoral scumbag -- a political operative who has never worked as an actual journalist -- can nevertheless get himself a newspaper column.

It's also amazing how the newspaper business -- the industry in which I worked for 22 years -- is now circling the toilet bowl.

Randomly occurring phenomena . . . or "Microtrends"?

1 comment:

  1. I don't find that scumbags at papers is amazing, nor am I shocked that papers are in trouble.

    I am amazed the the WSJ has allowed this cretin in their shop. Are they looking to "outscumbag" the Times?