Tuesday, December 13, 2005
SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) Tom Cruise has won
the heart of Katie Holmes, but his tussle with Matt
Lauer on The Today Show has won him a more dubious
honor: The worst PR blunder of the year.
Tom Cruises Today Show Tussle Chosen
Years Top PR Blunder
Thats the word from San Francisco-based public relations
executive Michael Fineman, who has been making his list of PR
gaffes and checking it twice for the past 11 years.
He says that while War Of The Worlds was the biggest
hit of Cruises career, his diatribe against post-partum
depression on The Today Show may have lost him some
credibility with the media and public for his beliefs outside of
Other bad press boo-boos in 2005 include...
Pat Robertsons suggestion that the U.S.
take out Venezuelas president Hugo Chavez.
United Auto Workers president Ron Gettelfingers
decision to bar marine reservists from parking their cars in a
UAW parking lot if they drove foreign-made cars or had pro-
Bush bumper stickers.
Finally, the Snapple drink company gets a big PR
raspberry for putting a 35,000 pound popsicle in the middle of a
New York park on a hot day. When it melted, a few bicyclists
injured themselves sliding through kiwi-strawberry goo.
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