An olive branch Mr Prime Minister?
How a communicator would advise Mr. Manning
I am being presumptuous, I know. But if I was to advise the Prime Minister on the brewing controversy, I would certainly tell him this …
As a professional communicator I couldn’t help but cringe over the way you handled the inappropriate comments made by the two radio announcers recently.
But what was done, is done and now you must seek a way to move forward.
You did wrong Sir. It is best to face it. Given your stature of your office and personality, an apology may be out of character and appear to be inauthentic. May I advise Sir that you extend the olive branch in other ways. I would humbly suggest a direct, face-to-face meeting with the executive of MATT; a reassurance that your government understands the role of a free and unencumbered media in a democracy.”