Let me say from the outset I have no malice towards Alice Brod and her public relations concern: Alison Brod Pr. That said, I do take exception with some of the correspondences that I have being receiving from her concern. Correspondences which challenge the rights we as journalists/publishers have when choosing to express an opinion or a point of view.
At the heart of the matter: should a publication be forced to rescind points of views that don’t always comply with the preferred point of view of the entity being discussed, an entity which happens to be a high profile fashion and life style Pr concern which of late in this author’s opinion hasn’t done a stellar job? But then again, who can blame a pr company for hustling preferred media points of view, especially when they happen to be the subject in point?
Recently pursuant to the Mercedes Benz Spring/Summer 2011 collections I wrote an admittedly taciturn piece on the frustrations bestowed upon a publishing concern with respect to delivering prescient coverage of the past collections. The article titled:
and the passage that caught Mrs Brod’s attention…
“From missed shows, to wanton fist fights with anal security guards, unrepentant publicists, Alison Brod you are on my shit list this month (please don’t attack the interns when your email correspondences prove you disorganized…) and the….”
eventually caught the eye of Alison Brod and with good concern. The knee jerk reaction can be found here kids: