Has anyone else noticed the vile slur on the public relations profession
in the latest Yellow Pages commercial, celebrating 30 years of the tome?
Each vignette of a famous moment from the last three decades is
accompanied by a witty category heading at the top of the screen. So
Eddie the Eagle comes under ‘life insurance’, men walking on the moon
under ‘travel agents’, and so on.
Demonstrating the finer art of ‘public relations’ is none other than
Richard Nixon, insisting: ‘There can be no whitewash in the Whitehouse’.
Surely this gross calumny on the noble art warrants a complaint to the
Advertising Standards Authority? Any takers? (Don’t worry, Nixon’s dead
so you can’t libel him.)