All right, let’s check in with some recent clients of San Francisco-based Singer Associates, Public Relations, Public Affairs.
But first, let’s review some vocab at the Wiki:
“A negative pregnant (sometimes called a pregnant denial) refers to a denial which implies its affirmative opposite by seeming to deny only a qualification of the allegation and not the allegation itself. For example, “I have never consumed cocaine while on duty” might imply that the person making the statement had consumed cocaine on other occasions, and was only denying that they had done so while on duty.”
See how that works? Let’s get to cases:
Mary Hayashi: “I did not shoplift $2,500 worth of goods”
Gurbaksh Chahal: “I didn’t hit her 117 times”
All right, if you add up the leather pants and the other stuff Mary Hayashi took out of that store in Union Square, I think the total is $2400-something.
And if you looked at the video of Gurbaksh Chahal, wouldn’t you see punches and kicks and whatever making up the total that the SFPD is alleging?
So what’s the point of all this? Is this what “crisis communications” is all about?
Of course I don’t know what Sam Singer or whoever says to earn all that money, but how about this instead for his numerous clients:
YOU ARE ONE SICK PUPPY – WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH YOU? WHY DON’T YOU FESS UP AND WE’LL SEE ABOUT GETTING YOU THE MENTAL HELP YOU DESERVE?
How about that?
Anyway, it sure seems funny that both these convictereenos came up with the same “clever” kind of denial.
And what do you think, Gentle Reader, do you think that these crises were properly “managed?”