On 29 March 2012 15:38, Charles Matthews
I noticed that in the Bell Pottinger meltdown Lord
Bell switched from
saying that the PR operatives had not actually broken the law (i.e.
minimalist on professional ethics), to a line that WP was really just too
complicated and fussy about it all. The latter is only convincing in the
absence of figures on the hourly rate being charged for whitewashing.
Almost by definition, service industries thrive on the principle that they
can charge for doing a good job: we mostly prefer not to cut our own hair.
In the Bell Pottinger incident, Wikipedians and even Jimbo may have
fussed - but it was the press who really took them to the cleaners.