Mar
07
2012

On CNN: From the Left…a Corporate PR Strategist

I was struck by an election night panel I saw on CNN last night (3/6/12). "Contributors here on the left and the right," as host Anderson Cooper told viewers.

On the right: former Bush spokesman Ari Fleischer and right-wing blogger Erick Erickson.

On the left? Frequent TV pundit and Democratic strategist Donna Brazile and… Hilary Rosen.

Who?

Rosen might be best known for her years at the Recording Industry Association of America, the music industry's lobbying powerhouse.

She briefly held the title of Washington editor-at-large for the Huffington Post. But the site cut ties with her in 2010 because she had taken on a gig as a consultant for the oil company BP. You might recall they were in the news at the time, having spilled several million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

She is apparently still the Managing Partner at the Brunswick Group, "an international corporate communications partnership that helps businesses and other organizations address critical communications challenges." Brunswick has a range of corporate clients–including major banks, energy companies, mining companies and so on.

Doing PR for corporations…but "from the left."

About Peter Hart

Activism Director and and Co-producer of CounterSpinPeter Hart is the activism director at FAIR. He writes for FAIR's magazine Extra! and is also a co-host and producer of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin. He is the author of The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly (Seven Stories Press, 2003). Hart has been interviewed by a number of media outlets, including NBC Nightly News, Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday and the Associated Press. He has also appeared on Showtime and in the movie Outfoxed. Follow Peter on Twitter at @peterfhart.