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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Media training

This is an excerpt from a member of a very large organization that is often the subject of media attention and has the need to train all its members on how to deal with the media.
1. Always be polite and smile.
2. Simply don't return calls, or if they get your number, say no thank you and hang up.
3. If you are rude, shout at them, be a smart ass, or are anything but polite, they now have their story about you.
4. Their final attempt may be an ambush where walking out of your home where you are harrassed with a microphone in your face. If this happens, ask who they are, where they work, and what they want. Then repeat while smiling, "You seem very nice, but I can't talk right now as I have to get to an appointment. I have your number and will call you later. Thank you. You seem nice." Walk backwards a little, keep saying how nice the journalist is. Then leave and never speak to them again.

NEVER say "No Comment". No Comment = guilty.

NEVER yell at them. They will play that clip 1000 times a day.

NEVER be rude. They will let the world know.

Tell them how nice and wonderful they are and they have NO STORY. The goal is for them to have NO STORY.

They will simply make up a story anyhow, but they will have to do so without any quotes or an interview. It will therefore be limited in its effectiveness.

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Blogger Shimshon August 08, 2018 3:40 AM  

Isn't someone saying they have no story similar to saying no comment? Not as useful to them as no comment, to be sure, but more ammo than just sticking to the pleasantries.

Blogger VD August 08, 2018 3:48 AM  

Isn't someone saying they have no story similar to saying no comment?

Read it again, more carefully this time.

Blogger Daniel Babylon August 08, 2018 3:54 AM  

This looks more torturous than the Japanese medical experiments in WW2. Imagine smiling and telling the paparazzi (basically) that they are great people.

Blogger Phillip George August 08, 2018 4:05 AM  

that they are great people.

not great,,,, "nice" it's like golf claps. Nothing is ever as damning as faint praise.

They are their all adrenalined up for the big confrontation footage and all they get is "golf claps". People calling them 'nice'. It's the perfect put down.

It's like calling your wife's cooking "interesting".

Blogger Shimshon August 08, 2018 4:06 AM  

@2 Aha, I see what you mean.

Blogger Shimshon August 08, 2018 4:07 AM  

@3 It's only torture to gammas, who believe they are secret kings entitled to spout off at the slightest provocation, which the media is expert at delivering. Shutting up and holding back is good advice anytime.

Blogger Sherwood family August 08, 2018 4:18 AM  

This is spot on. I have seen some epic holes dug by people who did this wrong. In order to counteract the whole "if it bleeds it leads" concept adopting a stance of "bland is my brand" is a good way to make sure that even if you do end up in the papers it is on page 32 below the story about the cat that got stuck up the neighbor's tree.

Blogger AbsurdityIsPeace August 08, 2018 4:29 AM  

The more time I spend here the more I realize that what I thought was alpha behavior is actually gamma behavior. But I guess it makes sense once you compare gammas to women.

Blogger weka August 08, 2018 4:36 AM  

The local media try to go undercover by posing as a client, recording without consent, and then editing it so you are damned.

This is because no one will talk to them without PR rehearsals and preparation.

So they now are promoting deplatforming, to the point where the left and right hate them, and no one trusts them.

While they watch their advertising clients melt away. Could not happen to a nicer bunch of Muppets.

So do not talk to the media. They are not your friend, and they will get it wrong.

Blogger DraveckysHumerus August 08, 2018 4:39 AM  

To add:

-always melt their time frame expectations again and again; make them call you back and be unavailable for stretches

-keep all communications brief as possible, suspend communications with a "thanks" at the slightest gap or plausible pretext even if this seems a bit out of context

-if they cite a source, disclosed or anonymous, tell them to place you in contact with the source and then never, ever respond to the source

Very few true investigative reporters exist in MSM. Everybody in MSM is under tremendous pressure to deliver the goods yesterday. Most MSM enquirers have a number of irons in the fire at any one time. Use this to your advantage and let their professional attrition switch their focus to some other target and not you.

Blogger Rory August 08, 2018 4:51 AM  

Assuming you forget this advice when under pressure: is defaulting back to simply not saying anything still viable? Just walking away until you can get far away?

Blogger michimartini August 08, 2018 5:03 AM  

nice (adj.)
late 13c., "foolish, stupid, senseless," from Old French nice (12c.) "careless, clumsy; weak; poor, needy; simple, stupid, silly, foolish," from Latin nescius "ignorant, unaware," literally "not-knowing," (source etymonline)

Blogger Longtime Lurker August 08, 2018 5:19 AM  

Politesse is the kill.

Blogger Mister Excitement August 08, 2018 5:39 AM  

@8

Same here.

I'm a retired army officer and I can attest that the officer corps is filled with gammas.

Gamma posturing and insecurity is the essence of toxic leadership.

As Vox said once in a Darkstream, gammas approach leadership as "I'm in charge, so I get to boss everybody around."

That describes it almost perfectly.

Blogger Resident Moron™ August 08, 2018 5:47 AM  

After being ambushed twice by the IT media a friend who had been a global marketing manager for IBM and had very extensive training in dealing with the media gave me much the same advice.

He said there’s always two stories, the one you want to tell and the one they want to tell, but yours MIGHT occasionally get told and theirs ALWAYS gets told.

So unless you’re a pro it’s best to avoid any contact if at all possible. I have followed that advice ever since and never regretted it, whereas I sincerely regret the two times I talked to them.

Blogger Lovekraft August 08, 2018 6:01 AM  

Remember that very few of us are clever enough to use Dickinson's 'Henway' tactic.

Blogger Amy August 08, 2018 6:04 AM  

*sigh*

I follow the r/greatawakening subreddit. A redditor talked about how Slate interviewed him because of his Qanon t-shirt biz. The redditor felt the reporter was kind and fair, a nice person...he offered up a transcript of the interview...

It won’t end well. Told him so. Got downvoted, boohoo, but really everyone is looking for 15 milliseconds of fame, so they don’t care. Until they must, and then it’s too late.

Blogger Daniel Babylon August 08, 2018 6:34 AM  

Amy wrote:he offered up a transcript of the interview...
What ended up happening?

Blogger Amy August 08, 2018 6:54 AM  

Dunno DB. Hasn’t been published yet.

We’ll see. I’m sure, this time, Slate will say he’s just a guy in the t-shirt biz, trying to make a living, and is in no way connected to Nazis and rando reporter killers.

No connection at all.

None.

Blogger Michael Maier August 08, 2018 7:15 AM  

Phillip George wrote:

It's like calling your wife's cooking "interesting".



Now that's damned cold, man.... it's like you have practice or something.

Blogger Stilicho August 08, 2018 7:21 AM  

OT: I'm wondering if the coordinated takedown of Infowars is part of a larger plan to conflate Jones/Infowars with Q as all part of a "wacky bunch of conspiracy theorists" and discredit them all in the eyes of normal Americans. If so, the Swamp is getting worried.

Blogger Ken Prescott August 08, 2018 7:30 AM  

I would also add Chaos Actual's advice:

"Be polite, be professional, but always have a plan to kill anyone you meet."

Blogger AnvilTiger August 08, 2018 8:22 AM  

Hi.
Thank you.
Sorry, have to go.
Please send me an email.
I will call you back.
Really, please email me.
Yes, call me tomorrow.

Blogger Dave August 08, 2018 8:53 AM  

"You seem nice, Amanda", slowly backs away; "You seem very nice"

Blogger seeingsights August 08, 2018 9:20 AM  

@Stilicho
Sometimes conspiracy theorists, after many swings and misses, hits a home run. Sherman Skolnick was a Chicago based conspiracy theorist--like a character from the X Files-- who did find corruption on one instance. A book was written about it:
https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/I/bo3632637.html
Skolnick also wrote about what he called the "pedophile underground".
A person looking for conspiracies might find one, given enough time. That terrifies the Deep State.

Blogger Loyd Jenkins August 08, 2018 9:20 AM  

Tell them they seem nice. Not only does it sound good, that is the LAST thing they want to hear.

Blogger Johnny August 08, 2018 9:44 AM  

Given my temperament, I would be inclined to not say anything. Or smile and wave if not directly confronted. Or alternatively something like: Sorry I am busy now. Perhaps another time. And then follow that up with no additional verbal response.

Blogger Matthew McDaniel August 08, 2018 9:57 AM  

I still say I’ll talk to anyone who buys me BBQ. How could you hate a guy who has a pork rib hanging out of his mouth? Not possible.

Blogger Matthew McDaniel August 08, 2018 9:58 AM  

Smile, nod, & not say anything. Are you Chinese ?

Blogger Matthew McDaniel August 08, 2018 9:59 AM  

Andy Griffith at least had the good sense to have Barney keep his bullet in his breast pocket rather than his gun.

Blogger Nostromo August 08, 2018 10:01 AM  

Better than I did. First dinner with wife's family, and she made chili because she knows I love chili. We're all sitting at the table, bowls of steaming chili, and I take a big spoonful, wallow it around in my mouth...then spit it out. Her face was white when she asked "What's the matter?". "That's the worst chili I ever put in my mouth." I reply. "What!! My entire family loves my chili!". "That's because they never had good chili before. Sweetheart...did you put any chili in your chili?". "Well...no. I don't like chili." True story, and it must be true love because we made it through that, and a lot worse.

Blogger Nostromo August 08, 2018 10:10 AM  

Never been interviewed Thank God, but when I get grabbed by a salesman I am afflicted with an accute case of hard of hearing. The ones I can't politely escape wind up yelling at me, in the politest way because they're still Hawking their crap, but enough "I'm sorry, could you repeat that. I don't hear very well." will drive anyone crazy. Just ask my wife. For maximum effect repeat it at an increasing volume.

Blogger Nate August 08, 2018 10:20 AM  

this is fantastic advice that everyone will hate because its not fun or GammaClever. There is no kaboom. Which of course means the media loses. But folks don't understand this game and don't want to understand it.

Blogger Nate August 08, 2018 10:27 AM  

this is also why you should have 40 acres... fenced. with a big gate at the entry. and a field full of rattlesnakes and murder dogs on the other side of that gate. Complete with 24-7 smart surveillance and alerts and alarms.


Ambush you at your house you say? yes yes… lets do that.

Blogger Dave August 08, 2018 10:32 AM  

Recent tweets from Amanda; hey, she's only tweeted 21 times since 2010 (is that Amanda's phone number, oh no, did I post her phone number?)

@harobb

@collision Hi, I am a reporter for Rolling Stone. I've been trying to reach Stripe for a week. No response. My story involves FreeStartr. Only quote from your co. on record is re: this subject is one from "Gus" that appears in PJ Media. Can yr Media Dept call/text 646.267.6262
11:14 AM - 16 Jul 2018

@harobb

@NickLoeb Hi, I'm working on a story for Rolling Stone magazine. It involves crowdfunding. I see that you recently moved your movie from FreeStartr to Indiegogo. I'd like to ask you about this. 646.267.6262 - call or text Amanda
8:15 AM - 16 Jul 2018

Blogger Dave August 08, 2018 10:41 AM  

Nate wrote:this is also why you should have 40 acres...

40 acres and a mule

Blogger Dirk Manly August 08, 2018 10:49 AM  

@25

"https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/I/bo3632637.html"

That's a book by Kenneth A Manaster, not Skolnic

Blogger James Dixon August 08, 2018 10:52 AM  

> 40 acres and a mule

The mule doesn't get along with the rattlesnakes.

We're looking at moving down south soon, and it doesn't look like we'll be able to swing 40 acres there. :(

Blogger Mandos August 08, 2018 11:03 AM  

That should be mandatory internal rules in pretty much every company.

Blogger Dirk Manly August 08, 2018 11:05 AM  

@28

"I still say I’ll talk to anyone who buys me BBQ. How could you hate a guy who has a pork rib hanging out of his mouth? Not possible."

Quit trying to bargain.

These people who go into journalism...ever meet one?

They all say the same thing when you ask them why

"I want to change the world"

And part of changing the world means ELIMINATING YOU.

As in dead, some field, or maybe in your home, who knows, with insects and various vermin just coming in to munch on your bloating corpse.

Blogger Dirk Manly August 08, 2018 11:13 AM  

Unfortunately, in the military, we're NOT ALLOWED to totally blow off the media.

As advised above, we are specifically told "DO NOT EVER SAY 'NO COMMENT' AS IT IS INTERPRETED AS A SIGN OF GUILT OR HIDING SOMETHING."

We're told be friendly, but speak ONLY about those things of which you have direct knowledge. If you didn't witness it yourself, it's only a rumor, and you don't spread rumors to the press. Instead, direct the reporter to someone who should have either first-hand knowledge to answer that question, or be able to direct them towards such a person."

To reiterate the above:

"Stay in your lane. If you're a truck driver, don't speculate about the tactics the infantrymen are using. If you're an infantryman, don't speculate about WHY it seems the truck drivers are always late getting to you."

Blogger Dirk Manly August 08, 2018 11:14 AM  

But remember, those rules are for people who MUST talk to the media.

If you're not in government, you are never REQUIRED to talk to a journ-o-list

Blogger Resident Moron™ August 08, 2018 11:14 AM  

She still have her MAGA hat?

Snicker

Blogger Nate August 08, 2018 11:21 AM  

"And part of changing the world means ELIMINATING YOU."

I agree completely. of course... don't we always say we will play by their rules?

Blogger DMV Gringo August 08, 2018 11:39 AM  

1. Fuck those motherfuckers!
2. Fuck thosemotherfuckers!
3. Fuck those motherfuckers!
4. Fuck those motherfuckers!

Never....et al., Fuck those motherfuckers!

And you cucks stupidly wonder why
you are (easily) losing to pack of soyboys, multi gays, bulldaggers, muslim pedophiles rapists
and sharia law terrorists, self hating whites, race
hustling feral blacks, and their communist masters.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 08, 2018 11:56 AM  

DMV Gringo wrote:And you cucks stupidly wonder why

you are (easily) losing to pack of soyboys, multi gays, bulldaggers, muslim pedophiles rapists

and sharia law terrorists, self hating whites, race

hustling feral blacks, and their communist masters.


/pol/ is that way.

Blogger Dave August 08, 2018 12:01 PM  

Resident Moron™ wrote:She still have her MAGA hat?

Of course, she saved it for those special occasions in the boudoir when she's feeling really naughty.

Blogger Unknown August 08, 2018 12:01 PM  

This input on how to handle the televised media is GREAT! Thanks for posting. Now, what about how to handle the Internet's Monolithic Media Cartel, i.e. Fakebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube, etc.? It is worth noting that Fakebook CENSORS any mention of a website, www.CodeIsFreeSpeech.com that provides FREE downloads of 3D-printable firearm blueprints. And, since Facebook logins are so prevalent for posting commentary across the Internet, they are very effectively suppressing this "Forbidden knowledge". Please go to the website, download some or all 10 of the free blueprints, and then, repost it to your friends and across the Internet, to the extent you can. Strike a BLOW against Fakebook and judicial CENSORSHIP! Support TWO amendments at once, the First and the Second!

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener August 08, 2018 12:13 PM  

Beehives are also a great deterrent to keep nosy people like journalists off your property. But you'll get stung a lot.

Blogger Pwl47 August 08, 2018 12:26 PM  

We had a Sheriff in Dallas, years ago, that the media was always having a field day with. He got tired of it and went to a seminar on how to handle the media. After that they could never get anything they could use against him. The coverage virtually ceased.

Blogger Garden Zipper August 08, 2018 1:20 PM  

Unless your name is Donald J. Trump, this is sound advice. Trump, of course, is the epitome of "Do not try this at home" when it comes to engagement with the frenzied, hostile press.

Blogger Nate August 08, 2018 1:36 PM  

"Now, what about how to handle the Internet's Monolithic Media Cartel, i.e. Fakebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube, etc.? "

are you retarded?

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants August 08, 2018 1:42 PM  

OF COURSE it is. It should go without saying. The goal is not just tie Jones with Q, but also Trump.
Then they can throw another false flag like they did at the Comet Pizza. Perhaps with a few gun shots at a few presstitues.
You can count on something big coming before the midterms.

Blogger Jackal August 08, 2018 2:44 PM  

Excellent... these are rules I will follow until I have to spray the 'journalists' with my garden hose or fire extinguisher to get them off my lawn.

Blogger SirHamster August 08, 2018 2:58 PM  

Phillip George wrote:that they are great people.

not great,,,, "nice" it's like golf claps. Nothing is ever as damning as faint praise.


If you have trouble calling journalists nice, look up the etymology.

Origin of nice

1250–1300; Middle English: foolish, stupid < Old French: silly, simple < Latin nescius ignorant, incapable, equivalent to ne- negative prefix + sci- (stem of scīre to know; see science) + -us

Blogger James Dixon August 08, 2018 3:22 PM  

> Excellent... these are rules I will follow until I have to spray the 'journalists' with my garden hose or fire extinguisher to get them off my lawn.

Don't bother. Just ask them to leave nicely, then call the police when they don't.

Blogger streamfortyseven August 08, 2018 5:50 PM  

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Blogger streamfortyseven August 08, 2018 6:03 PM  

All media thrives on conflict and strong emotion - that's why you see all of the bad news, people yelling, people crying, riot porn, and the rest of that. It makes it more likely that the ads which immediately follow will be remembered, and that - besides propaganda - is what media exists for. This article is spot on - don't give them conflict or strong emotion or images which evoke strong emotion. Also, have a look at this - it explains some very important things about TV: http://sidawson.org/2011/03/tv-is-heroin-crossed-with-hypnosis

Blogger Doktor Jeep August 08, 2018 6:31 PM  

Pretty much the Asian Landlord approach... :-)

Blogger eclecticme August 08, 2018 7:53 PM  

Great advice. Related advice. I once listened to an ex Chicago cop handle a hostile telephone call from an angry customer. He HAD to take the call. He spoke monotone and slowed his pace to about 1/3 of normal. It sucks all the energy out of the hostile person. Empathize but never admit guilt.

Blogger eclecticme August 08, 2018 8:12 PM  

@24. Dave "You seem nice, Amanda", slowly backs away; "You seem very nice"

This is how Mel Gibson handles the reporter in the movie Edge of Darkness (2010).

Blogger lynnjynh9315 August 09, 2018 12:26 AM  

I laughed at the "no comment" one.

If that isn't instinct already, you aren't going to survive. Should be programmed in by movies alone.

Blogger DMV Gringo August 09, 2018 7:53 PM  

Yeah, get at it boomers, suck the treasonous
state media's sick.
Bow, scrape, and lick the ass of
those communist bastards; it's all
about fawning respectability (above all else)
for them.

Judge orders illegals returned to U.S. in midst of deportation flight: reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-deportation/judge-orders-migrants-returned-to-u-s-in-midst-of-deportation-flight-idUSKBN1KU2KO

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Blogger The Gray Man August 10, 2018 3:05 PM  

He didn't tell you to say "you have no story", he said that they'll have no story if you tell them "you seem nice".

Blogger Dirk Manly August 10, 2018 7:07 PM  

@62

"I laughed at the "no comment" one.

If that isn't instinct already, you aren't going to survive. Should be programmed in by movies alone."

It used to be standard practice in the 1970's, until the media twisted not making a comment into a negative statement in and of itself.

Blogger Dirk Manly August 10, 2018 7:09 PM  

@63

"Judge orders illegals returned to U.S. in midst of deportation flight: reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-deportation/judge-orders-migrants-returned-to-u-s-in-midst-of-deportation-flight-idUSKBN1KU2KO"

Washington D.C. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan has to go.

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