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Jeff Scott
freelance book publicist working creatively with authors & publishers
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Jeff Scott 23h
practiced by most Print & broadcast media groups (informally) about certain ideas, topics, authors
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Jeff Scott 23h
think the no platform to some authors, columnists & ideas is self evident (without need of off top of head examples)
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Jeff Scott 23h
I dunno but did Delingpole book get reviews in Guardian or Observer? Or Booker?
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Jeff Scott 23h
did Richard North 'Ministry of Defeat' book get a platform? Nope. Was his analysis worth considering? Yep
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Jeff Scott 23h
as noted, does Mail, Mail on Sunday, Times, Sunday Times etc take a 'fair' approach about BBC or give platform to advocates?
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Jeff Scott 23h
you spring to mind. Am happy to interrogate & analyse your counter examples that disprove this thesis
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Jeff Scott 24h
it excited good curiosity about the book tho. whereas - probably wrongly - many media people think they know what you think
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Jeff Scott 24h
that would be my take also but some media groups have rigid approaches to certain topics. look at NI & DMGT on BBC, for example
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Jeff Scott 24h
best to offer help when you can. sadly he didn't when yours was published though, appaz, he has an interest in the topic
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Jeff Scott 24h
fairly common operational procedure
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Jeff Scott Jul 27
ignoring the ideas, some commercial rivals are reluctant to give platform to promote status of prestigious rival columnist
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Jeff Scott Jul 27
this is the key point, he's hoeing a well trodden row (+ his return from scandal was news). Publisher is irrelevant IMO
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Jeff Scott Jul 27
tweeted similar in different words yesterday. campaign enjoyed wide ranging coverage in inverse proportion to active engagement
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Jeff Scott Jul 27
I don't either (& didn't claim so)
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Jeff Scott Jul 27
I chose my words carefully. My only inaccuracy - writing from memory - was to forget the TLS review (not coverage)
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Jeff Scott Jul 27
yep, on 3rd most popular UK newspaper website. blogs can be popular & allow use of extensive material not published in paper
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Jeff Scott Jul 26
actually that is not true. here it is
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Jeff Scott Jul 26
as listed, they blogged (+/ve) on the Bristol Festival of Ideas debate you had with Howard Marks
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Jeff Scott Jul 26
I don't either, nor have I claimed so. My list clearly states whether the coverage was a review, interview, diary, festival etc
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Jeff Scott Jul 26
haven't read it but probably because it either more rode their hobbyhorses or swam with the tide(s) of their opinion
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