Quotes for the week ending 19 July, 2008

The New Yorker, July 21 2008

The New Yorker, July 21 2008

“The New Yorker may think, as one of their staff explained to us, that their cover is a satirical lampoon of the caricature Sen. Obama’s right-wing critics have tried to create … But most readers will see it as tasteless and offensive.”

Obama campaign spokesperson on the incendiary cover of New Yorker magazine for the story Making it. How Chicago shaped Obama.

“Public relations and journalism are two players on the same team. We both rely on readers dedication…”

Cut Me Some Flack. A PR Blog by Robyn Itule, Shannon Danitz and Nicole Williams at Armstrong Troyky.

“Some are useful. Many frivolous. A bunch will waste your time. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.”

Edward C. Baig of USA Today reviewing Apple’s latest killer app, the App Store for the iPhone

“There’s always a candidate who gets more ‘new guy’ treatment.”

Chuck Todd, the political director for NBC News, on the excessive media coverage Obama is getting.

“Thus the natural cycle of supply and demand for silly infotainment slowly dumbs down the published content of any given site that chooses to pay its contributors per traffic figures.”

Jessica Reed, of the Guardian, writing about Gawker Media and its two intoxicated bloggers who were interviewed on a comedy show.

“I think there was at least one animal in there.”

Immigration lawyer, Geri Kahn, on visiting the Bar Association gathering in Second Life.

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