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April 24, 2006


Liam Fox trained as a medical doctor. But many of his colleagues (David Cameron, Ed Vaizey, Rob Wilson et al) trained as what are popularly known as spin doctors. PR is clearly important in politics; I'd argue conversely that politics is essential in justifying public relations (ie it's a function of liberal democracies).

Drew - why didn't you write:

"Tomorrow night Liam Fox MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, is speaking at a CIPR event called 'the politics of spin' at the LEWIS Media Centre."

I find all this self-important 'disclosure' stuff at the end of a post really irritating. I read your post knowing that the disclosure was coming and asking myself why you just hadn't mentioned it first.

Honestly, I don't think you'd be writing about this if it had been taking place anywhere else. A full post, then disclosure, suggests it's a coincidence.

Was it? Really?

No coincidence, but did you know the disclaimer was coming because you knew about the event? Most people that read the post probably didn't.

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