William O'Reilly of the November Group has some questions he wants JJOKE to answer. Now since Mr. O'Reilly has never had to interact with JJOKE he doesn't understand that due to their incompetence and fear of the media no one at JJOKE will answer his questions.
But I know the JJOKE crowd pretty well let me see if I can channel the JCOPE commissioners, lower my IQ to their level (about 85) and answer these questions
What role did God have in creating the universe, nothing happens at JCOPE without Andrew's guiding hand. Check Chairman's Horwitz's nose . . . that's Andrews DNAThe following questions are being asked of the Joint Commission on Public Integrity (JCOPE) after it passed an "Advisory Opinion" Tuesday forcing New York PR firms to register as lobbyists and report contacts with the news media when engaged on matters of public affair.What role did Governor Andrew Cuomo have in creating this opinion?
Of course they did but fuck you if you think we are going to tell you that Linda Lacewell is the one that transmits those messagesDid any member of JCOPE or any member of JCOPE's staff consult with or talk to Governor Cuomo or any member of Governor Cuomo's political or governmental staffs regarding this opinion? If so, between whom were those conversations and what was discussed?
Not a chance, how stupid do we lookWill Governor Cuomo, his staff, or members of the state legislature have to report conversations between them and the news media, or are they exempt?
Of course they do it says so right in my campaign's bank balanceDo government officials have greater First Amendment protections than other citizens? Where in the Constitution does it say that?
New York first in the nation when it comes to ethics and corruptionHas this ever been done by any U.S. state or local government?
Everyone after JCOPE gives them to the governor to leak to the pressWho will have access to these JCOPE reports?
That's funnyHow many members of the news media advised on this opinion?
We are not sure what a public relations professional isHow many public relations professionals advised on this opinion?
Does Andy Celli count? He is only interested in collecting a fee for his 1st amendment lawsuit that Berlin Rosen is paying for. Who uses a Spitzer retread these days?How many First Amendment experts were consulted?
From our lord and savior Andrew CuomoFrom where does JCOPE derive its authority over PR professionals?
We don't know the governors office told us toJCOPE abruptly changed its proposal Tuesday by saying that discussions between journalists and PR professionals will be exempt from reporting, but not discussions between PR professionals and editorial boards. Why are you making this distinction?
We don't even understand your question Fuck offDo you not consider editorial board members journalists?
We've never talked to an editorial board and damn few reporters what the difference?Do you think editorial boards are more easily swayed than reporters?
That depends if the editorial helps or hurts CuomoIf a PR rep pitches a journalist, and an editorial board follows the story, is that de facto lobbying on the PR professionals part?
Now that's really funnyDo you think that straight news stories are impregnable to influence, but not editorials?
That depends if the release helps or hurts CuomoIf a news release is sent to editorial boards, does that release have to be reported?
That depends if the release helps or hurts CuomoIf a news release is sent to a columnist, does that release have to be reported?
That depends if the release helps or hurts CuomoIf a news release is sent to a reporter or columnist who also happens to serve as an editorial board member, does that release have to be reported?
That depends if it helps or hurts CuomoIf an editorial board member is a Twitter follower or a Facebook friend, does every Tweet or post on matters of public interest have to be documented and reported?
By some loser in their basement dressed in their pajamasIs there a presumption that all social media posts are read?
That depends if their action helps or hurts Cuomo or if they are a donorIf an editorial board includes members of a community, such as a community advisory board, are they subject to the restrictions as well?
That depends if they help or hurt CuomoDo off-the-record conversations have to be reported?
That depends if they help or hurt CuomoIf conversations are initiated by a reporter or editorial board member to a PR professional, does the PR professional need to report that?
That depends if they help or hurt CuomoDo social interactions between PR professionals and editorial board members have to be noted?
That depends if they help or hurt CuomoIf a PR firm books a guest on a radio or television show, does that have to be reported?
That depends if they help or hurt CuomoDo PR firms need to report unsuccessful attempts to persuade editorial pages to address a topic or run an opinion piece?
That depends if they help or hurt CuomoWhat about unreturned phone calls or emails?
Careful this is a very important questionIs a blog author considered an editorial board member?
That depends if they help or hurt CuomoIs anyone who promulgates an opinion on a news site a de facto editorial board member?
That depends if they help or hurt CuomoIf Matt Drudge or Arianna Huffington are called or emailed, does that need to be documented?
That's enough of that I can't give away that information it's too valuableAt what point is a blogger or active social media producer deemed a public influencer akin to an ed board?
You bet there reach is large so that depends if they help or hurt CuomoWhere do television, radio or internet commentators fall under this rule? If a PR representative hopes to sway their opinions, does that have to be reported? They're not edit board members, but their reach can be large.
You are an idiot we have jurisdiction over State and Local but I doubt a majority of the commissioners know thatDo conversations with reporters or editors regarding federal or local government issues have to be reported, or is it just state issues?
That depends if they help or hurt CuomoDo conversations with out-of-state or foreign reporters or ed board members need to bereported?
Have they given Cuomo a large advance for a book no one will read?If a publisher who is a member of an editorial board is notified of an issue or advertisement, does that apply?
Because they give Andrwe discounts for his campaignWhy aren't advertisers subject to this ruling? They affect public opinion.
Castration or you have to buy one of Andrews books your choiceWhat are the penalties for PR professionals failing to register as lobbyists?
Andrew controls the state police what do you thinkWill you attempt to physically halt political communications if a party refuses to comply?
That depends if they help or hurt CuomoIf a TV or radio appearance in behalf of a client is made -- a news appearance that could be viewed by news professionals -- does that have to be reported?
Fuck off we don't know how to make this stuff upCan you provide a sample monthly report of all that is required, or are you still making this up?
C4 but not C3Do not-for-profit corporations need to document outreach to members of the news media?
That depends if they help or hurt CuomoWhat about protests, rallies or marches that are done in the interest of changing policy or altering public opinion?
Fund raising list dummyDo you really think PR firms need to disclose their clients to JCOPE, when it is the inherent job of those firms to get their clients better known to the public?
Leak is such an ugly wordDo story leaks need to be reported? What if those story
leaks indirectly benefit a paying client?
That depends if they help or hurt CuomoWhat if multiple topics are discussed on a single telephone call? Do all topics and potential client interests need to be delineated for JCOPE?
We already waste over $4 million on staff whats another million matterWho on the state level is going to review filings? JCOPE? Law enforcement? Attorney general's office?
How much is that staff going to cost taxpayers?
How naïve are youAre filings now subject to Freedom of Information Laws?
Are political parties and unions included in clients that must be disclosed?
Nah just another exercise of raw power by Andrew Cuomo JJOKE is Andrew CuomoWhy was this done through an advisory opinion rather than by rules or through the legislature? Was that an attempt to circumvent the public comment period?
Now comes the fun part. JJOKE just stepped on their dick and decided to pick a fight with people that buy ink by the barrel and people that pay for that ink and do this PR spin for a living.
Some of them will waste money on Andy Celli and a federal lawsuit that will slow the implementation of the opinion down for the next 2 years and some will hire me to ask for further clarification thru opinions on actual facts and some will hire me to just start registering and reporting so they can sleep well at night. Other than Celli making money I'd say that's a pretty good result.
The only thing better would be for Cuomo to get scared and get rid of JJOKE so New York can try to do better. PREET any interest in this stuff?