It does not appear that Reverse Spin is a member of the Public Relations Society of America. To become a member, one must sign an ethics pledge to adhere to the Member Code of Ethics.
Orchestrated smear campaigns are considered unethical.
Why isn't Curry commenting here? This is his big chance to "set the record straight".
He's been commenting on Eric Zorn's piece which is about this story.
Yes, who is paying them now?
One thing for sure, these guys don't work for free.
In addition to working for IL AG Jim Ryan, these spinners were also given tax-paid work via defense attorneys and direct government contracts. For years, they were the voice of the DuPage County Election Commission. Last year they represented the DuPage County Forest Preserve.
Don't our government officials do any background checks on vendors before contracting them? Or is Reverse Spin precisely the type they wanted for the job? Should our tax dollars be going to spinners?
Why isn't a journalist looking at Reverse Spin's emails that were included as a court exhibit in the Steidl-Whitlock federal lawsuit and were public record? These emails show an orchestrated smear campaign against Medill and Protess starting eight years ago. There are emails in this exhibit which had been sent to Sotos and Ekl -- defense attorneys in the Steidl-Whitlock case. That's when the attorneys took a sudden detour into assisting Alstory Simon.
Medill and Protess were targeted because of their work on the Steidl-Whitlock case.
Why isn't a journalist asking about Reverse Spin's role amping up the Alstory Simon story?
What's being reported now appears to be the unfinished work of that initiative.
Does anyone think it's strange that Illinois media attorney Donald Craven was paid by the Illinois State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutors office during the Medill subpoena case? After all, he was considered the go-to attorney for reporters fighting subpoena cases. Why didn't the two Illinois media organizations Craven worked for sign the amicus briefs, after being requested to do so?
Alvarez was serving on the ILSAAP Board of Governors, then and now.
How were over-worked assistant state's attorneys with no expertise in media law able to prepare arguments in briefs submitted during this case?
Although we don't know exactly what Craven was doing for ILSAAP, documents show that a portion of this work was for defense during the Steidl-Whitlock federal lawsuit - the same lawsuit where Reverse Spin came up with the smear campaign against Medill and Protess by ...(drumroll)...Alstory Simon.
Was the memo discussed in Chimera the same memo Alvarez spokesperson Sally Daly shared with reporters covering the subpoena of Medill students? Just wondering...
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