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Smollett is a symptom of something larger.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: DBCowboy
And here we have multiple members admitting to tuning into the MSM while at the same time complaining about them.
The media is selling their product and ATS is eating it up like it's going out of business. The cognitive dissonance is palpable.
originally posted by: xuenchen
the punch line is in here somewhere
Smollett has hired crisis manager Chris Bastardi to represent him.
Crisis management is the process by which an organization deals with a disruptive and unexpected event that threatens to harm the organization or its stakeholders. The study of crisis management originated with large-scale industrial and environmental disasters in the 1980s. It is considered to be the most important process in public relations.
Three elements are common to a crisis: (a) a threat to the organization, (b) the element of surprise, and (c) a short decision time. Venette argues that "crisis is a process of transformation where the old system can no longer be maintained". Therefore, the fourth defining quality is the need for change. If change is not needed, the event could more accurately be described as a failure or incident.
In contrast to risk management, which involves assessing potential threats and finding the best ways to avoid those threats, crisis management involves dealing with threats before, during, and after they have occurred. It is a discipline within the broader context of management consisting of skills and techniques required to identify, assess, understand, and cope with a serious situation, especially from the moment it first occurs to the point that recovery procedures start.