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A Lawyer on Display in Knoxville
By: Doug Bedell
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Tensions between PR people and lawyers are legion. There was no PR person in this situation down in Knoxville, Tenn., but there should have been. This News Sentinel account of a lawyer putting himself on display, supposedly on a client's behalf, is not for the fainthearted. "Oh, he was full of clichés," writer Pam Strickland reports, "but I won't bother with the rest of those except for his demeaning insistence on calling a female news reporter 'sweetheart.' Really. He apologized, but then he took it back 'because you really are.'" Anybody want to advise the Tennessee Bar Association?

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About the Author
Doug Bedell has a background in journalism and PR and is the owner of Resource Relations LLC in Central PA, focusing on organizational and crisis communication. He’s the community manager of SimplyFair.net, a social network on fairness. On the Web, Doug’s at www.ResourceRelations.com. On Twitter, he’s @DougBeetle.
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