If You Were Wondering Why We Always Get Our Butts Kicked in the Media… September 25, 2015Posted by geoff in News.
…it’s because we’re not even in the game. It would never occur to us to prepare and execute something like this:
Sophie Cruz’s brief encounter with Pope Francis during his parade in Washington this week appeared to be the kind of spontaneous moment that is so endearing about this pope: an initially hesitant young child wrapping an arm around his neck as he offers a kiss and a blessing.
But for 5-year-old Sophie, the moment unfolded as perfectly as it was scripted by members of a coalition of Los Angeles-based immigration rights groups. They had been preparing for nearly a year for the young girl from suburban Los Angeles to make a dash for the popemobile to deliver a message about the plight of immigrant parents living in the country illegally.
They had even pulled off a similar public-relations coup a year ago in Rome using a 10-year-old girl with the pope.
They’d been preparing for almost a year? How can we compete with that sort of dishonesty and focus?
I don’t think we have it in our natures to compete with this sort of media manipulation.