Saturday, April 09, 2005
HighVizPR once again advises Jeff Gannon -- and what he [still] didn't say
Jeff Gannon's comments are in blue
From: Jeff Gannon [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 11:07 AM
To: highviz, a project company
Subject: RE: mini-critique
Thanks for the feedback.
From: highviz, a project company
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 12:21 PM
To: 'Jeff Gannon
Okay, here goes:
--> Bad statement about Armstrong Williams: It was PR all the way down the line. He was paid by Ketchum WW.
Of course it was PR and I said that, but I think the point I made about the NCLB Act was important.
--> Good stuff about Stephanopoulos. Russert was an operative but you still are an operative, so this is why you are taking the heat – at least this is the perception. This is why you should go away for a while and have someone be the mouthpiece ----- (even if you have to pay them a couple of bucks).
- I have to make some money. I see keeping myself out there reinforces my reputation.
--> Yes, YOU NEED to come clean about how you got your day pass before you starting writing anything. In depth.
- I have come clean about the day pass. I persistently called and persevered. They let me in and I kept asking to come back. I didn't intentionally circumvent anything.
--> "I'd hardly call Fox conservative" FAUX PAS! This is a bad perception, not reality. Roger Ailes is the new grandfather of the neo-conservative movement.
- It was an incomplete statement. "I'd hardly call Fox conservative, if we're not going to call CBS and CNN liberal. Agreed it was not my best moment.
Otherwise, I though it went well. How much of the melee after the Q & A was broadcast? Security had to take me out a side entrance because a guy came after me. And he's a member!