Edelman online truth squad misses the point

Over at Media Orchard, Scott Baradell posted a pretty hilarious parody story about Edelman opportunistically launching an "Aerial Reputation Management Practice" to protect...

Over at Media Orchard, Scott Baradell posted a pretty hilarious parody story about Edelman opportunistically launching an "Aerial Reputation Management Practice" to protect companies from the consequences of Google Maps (pegged to the news that the US Navy is spending $600,000 to remodel a building that looks, from the air, like a Swastika).

Ha ha, those wacky PR agencies will start a new practice for anything, right? Ha ha.

But Rick Murray, head of Edelman's me2revolution practice and, apparently, chief Technorati-searcher for "Edelman," was outraged by this vicious attack on Richard Edelman's heritage. In a comment, Murray wrote:

Hey Scott,

I've learned not to take posts like this one personally, but you crossed the good taste (or any taste) line on this one.

If you'd read his blog before you posted this, you'd know that Richard Edelman and his family are Jewish; that he takes his faith very seriously; and that he was incredibly moved when he visited Auschwitz last summer with his daughter and a Holocaust survivor -- himself the father of another one of our leaders.

Now, think about that vis a vis the picture you posted of the Navy facility. I'll leave it up to you to do what's right, but I know what I'd do.

To which Baradell replied:

Rick,

Your comment has nothing to do with the content of the post.

And then went on to detail, very logically, why Murray's comment was utterly inane.

Bloggers: besmirch not the name of Edelman, or face the wrath of comments, logical or otherwise!


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