Mike Manuel said my recent post stings a bit and he serves up a lengthy response. I know Mike slightly and read his blog on a regular basis, giving me a sense that I know him better than I really do. I respect him and have no desire to sting him at all.
What may sting is that after reading what he had to say a couple of times, I find he has no essential disagreement with what I had to say.
I wrote what I wrote with no glee in my heart. My hope is to motivate PR practitioners to change and change now. I is a noble profession that has served a useful purpose. But like newspapers, it will take more than a new shade of lipstick to restore PR's real value. Blogging it seems to me is part of the solution, not the problem, and the quality of Mike's blog tells me he already knows this.