31 October, 2014
It’s Halloween, so today I bring you tricks and treats.
The tricks come from the evil mind of one Rick Berman, whose presentation to a group of oil and gas industry executives pitching their investment in his advertising and public relations campaign called Big Green Radicals was recorded surreptitiously by one of those being pitched who found the tactics particularly offensive.
The anonymous taper then handed over the tape and the documents handed out by Berman & Co to their would-be investors to the NY Times.
Our friend Lisa Graves, executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy, wrote about it and whittled the hour-long presentation down…