The AMPTP PR machine is rusting from flopsweat. First, it gave its AMPTP.org website an extreme makeover after a coupla comedy writers spoofed the old one (see AMPTP.com.) I have no doubt that John Aboud and Michael Colton and their satirical team are working on AMPTP.com 2.0 as we speak. That said, the latest AMPTP news release, issued in response to the WGA filing unfair labor practice charges against the media companies, misquotes that “old lawyers’ adage: When the facts are on your side, argue the facts. When the law is on your side, argue the law. And when you don’t have either the law or the facts on your side, you pound the table.” The actual saying is “When the law is against you, pound the facts, when the facts are against you, pound the law, and when they’re both against you, pound the table”. For a bunch of Democrats, the flackery of Fabiani & Lehane sure are committing a heck of a lot of Bushisms.
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