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Posted by Jim Horton - online-pr.blogspot.com - 17 June

This quote from Barack Obama's new press spokeswoman summarises what reporters think of PR practitioners: 'He (Obama) wants me to tell the truth. Coming from a background in journalism as opposed to PR, that was really the thing I wanted to hear.'

The assumption that one has to lie in PR is embedded in the media's thinking. But then Washington DC is a town filled with spinners who are out for short-term advantage rather than long-term gain.

Posted by Drew Benvie - theblogconsultancy.typepad.com - 17 June

The newswire Associated Press has launched an anti-blogger stance (or anti-social media maybe), which seems a bit strange in this day and age. It is saying you cannot quote its stories on your blog. Hey, guess what will happen, AP? Bloggers will not link to you at all and they will link elsewhere instead. Winning policy, eh!

Posted by Stephen Davies - www. prblogger.com - 16 June

In the realm of social media we're dealing with relationships. I now know hundreds of people from around the world with whom I would never have met or corresponded otherwise. This is great. But it is not sustainable. It has been proven that one person is limited in the number of relationships he or she can sustain. Sorry, but you do not have 800 'friends', even if your Facebook profile says so.

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