Rob’s blog

Just a guess: you’ll never see these ads

A fearless prediction: at least one of the two Liberal attack ads featured on the front page of the Globe and Mail yesterday will never appear again.It's the ad attacking Stephen Harper for urging Canada to jump into the war in Iraq. And it's just plain indefensible...

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Add focus group and stir

The shock of election night in California wasn't Gray Davis's recall or the election of Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor.It was hearing commentator after commentator fall all over themselves to say what a great speech the victor gave.I listened to the speech and,...

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A dissembler’s thesaurus

Humpty Dumpty founded the art of spin when he told Alice, "When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."PR flaks, including yours truly, have made a not-bad living from that advice ever since. But nobody took that aphorism to...

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