This blog on Crisis blogger alludes that if you have good character, any mistakes you make will be forgiven. I can not say I agree with this 100 percent, but a good reputation certainly can help in the event that you commit a blunder that is looked upon in a negative light. The reference the author of this post makes is in regards to a speech made by Pat Philbin and his former associate Aaron Walker at this years PRSA conference in Detroit. Many of you may remember the fake news conference FEMA stages in October 2007. Well, at that time, Pat Philbin was the head of external affairs at FEMA and Aaron Walker was the director’s press secretary. The author of this blog suggests that these men are of such high character that this stunt has not had any bad effect on their reputations. I’m not sure If I can agree with this, but to each their own.
November 2, 2008
Will Your Character Save You?