By Tony Hicks
Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 3:20 pm in Uncategorized.
So Channel 7’s Dan Noyes was doing a story on allegations that Laguna Honda administrator’s used money that was gifted to patients for catered meals and flights, among other allegations. That’s not very fun. What is fun, however, is Laguna Honda’s annoying PR guy, Marc Slavin, trying to divert Noyes from talking to hospital director Mivic Hirose.
I admit the PR guy’s job is to deal with the press, but instead of talking to Noyes like he’s a child and repeatedly touching him when Noyes repeatedly asks him not to, maybe Slavin should’ve done what a good flak would’ve done: make a deal to get him a statement after the meeting, or at least a few minutes with the director, after the hospital folks can circle the wagons and get their stories straight. Noyes is sort of annoying as well, but he’s got a point: don’t touch strangers and don’t touch people’s cameras.
A colleague asked me what I would’ve done if I was Noyes. I have a feeling I would’ve knocked the guy’s arm away long before Noyes did. Or pulled out my flamethrower and let him have it.