Speaking up for spokesmen

I was perusing the New York Post this morning when I came across a perfectly nice story about NASCAR. Apparently, there was this young...

I was perusing the New York Post this morning when I came across a perfectly nice story about NASCAR. Apparently, there was this young kid waiting to meet his hero Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Upon determining that he would not get to do that, the 8-year-old started crying uncontrollably. Seeing this, Andrew Giangola, the director of business comms for NASCAR, immediately organized a face-to-face with driver and young fan.

Like I said: Nice story. Except for one tiny thing. Giangola was referred to as a NASCAR "spokesman." I bet if you look back at many similar articles in most media outlets, you'd find Giangola and others at his level referred to as "spokespeople." That bothers me a little.

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