Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Time for JJOKE to answer some questions

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

The 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?
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 DNA
Did 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?
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 messages
Will Governor Cuomo, his staff, or members of the state legislature have to report conversations between them and the news media, or are they exempt?
Not a chance, how stupid do we look
Do government officials have greater First Amendment protections than other citizens? Where in the Constitution does it say that?
Of course they do it says so right in my campaign's bank balance
Has this ever been done by any U.S. state or local government?
New York first in the nation when it comes to ethics and corruption
Who will have access to these JCOPE reports?
Everyone after JCOPE gives them to the governor to leak to the press
How many members of the news media advised on this opinion?
 That's funny
How many public relations professionals advised on this opinion?
We are not sure what a public relations professional is
How many First Amendment experts were consulted?
 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?
From where does JCOPE derive its authority over PR professionals?
From our lord and savior Andrew Cuomo
JCOPE 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 know the governors office told us to
Do you not consider editorial board members journalists?
We don't even understand your question Fuck off
Do you think editorial boards are more easily swayed than reporters?
We've never talked to an editorial board and damn few reporters what the difference?
If a PR rep pitches a journalist, and an editorial board follows the story, is that de facto lobbying on the PR professionals part?
That depends if the editorial helps or hurts Cuomo
Do you think that straight news stories are impregnable to influence, but not editorials?
Now that's really funny
If a news release is sent to editorial boards, does that release have to be reported?
 That depends if the release helps or hurts Cuomo
If a news release is sent to a columnist, does that release have to be reported?
 That depends if the release helps or hurts Cuomo
If 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 the release helps or hurts Cuomo 
If 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?
 That depends if it helps or hurts Cuomo
Is there a presumption that all social media posts are read?
By some loser in their basement dressed in their pajamas
If 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 their action helps or hurts Cuomo or if they are a donor
Do off-the-record conversations have to be reported?
 That depends if they  help or hurt Cuomo
If 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 Cuomo
Do social interactions between PR professionals and editorial board members have to be noted?
 That depends if they  help or hurt Cuomo
If 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 Cuomo
Do 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 Cuomo
What about unreturned phone calls or emails?
That depends if they  help or hurt Cuomo 
Is a blog author considered an editorial board member?
Careful this is a very important question
Is anyone who promulgates an opinion on a news site a de facto editorial board member?
 That depends if they  help or hurt Cuomo
If Matt Drudge or Arianna Huffington are called or emailed, does that need to be documented?
 That depends if they  help or hurt Cuomo
At what point is a blogger or active social media producer deemed a public influencer akin to an ed board?
That's enough of that   I can't give away that information it's too valuable
Where 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 bet there reach is large so that depends if they  help or hurt Cuomo 
Do conversations with reporters or editors regarding federal or local government issues have to be reported, or is it just state issues?
You are an idiot we have jurisdiction over State and Local but I doubt a majority of the commissioners know that
Do conversations with out-of-state or foreign reporters or ed board members need to bereported?
 That depends if they  help or hurt Cuomo
If a publisher who is a member of an editorial board is notified of an issue or advertisement, does that apply?
Have they given Cuomo a large advance for a book no one will read?
Why aren't advertisers subject to this ruling? They affect public opinion.
Because they give Andrwe discounts for his campaign
What are the penalties for PR professionals failing to register as lobbyists?
Castration or you have to buy one of Andrews books your choice
Will you attempt to physically halt political communications if a party refuses to comply?
Andrew controls the state police what do you think
If 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?
 That depends if they  help or hurt Cuomo
Can you provide a sample monthly report of all that is required, or are you still making this up?
Fuck off we don't know how to make this stuff up
Do not-for-profit corporations need to document outreach to members of the news media?
C4 but not C3
What about protests, rallies or marches that are done in the interest of changing policy or altering public opinion?
 That depends if they  help or hurt Cuomo
Do 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?
Fund raising list dummy
Do story leaks need to be reported? What if those story
leaks indirectly benefit a paying client?
Leak is such an ugly word
What if multiple topics are discussed on a single telephone call? Do all topics and potential client interests need to be delineated for JCOPE?
 That depends if they  help or hurt Cuomo
Who 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?
We already waste over $4 million on staff whats another million matter
Are filings now subject to Freedom of Information Laws?
Are political parties and unions included in clients that must be disclosed?
How naïve are you
Why 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?
Nah just another exercise of raw power by Andrew Cuomo    JJOKE is Andrew Cuomo

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?

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