More On The Publicity Value Of The Unscripted Comment

Last week, a friend wrote in about the whole Bush-Blair open-mike to-do. He was convinced that it was not an accident that mike happened to be live. No, he said. It was a carefully planned p.r. move.

Today he writes again, this time about [not even going to bother linking] Mel Gibson’s drunken, anti-semitic tirade:

In my considered judgment, it’s possible that Mel Gibson did not do it for the publicity.

Unlike last time, this time I think he’s right!

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