Media Training 101 for Zuma, Brown & Co.

Media Training’s No.1 Rule It’s the oldest and most golden rule in the media training handbook: if you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime. Yes, just like other parts of business and life, you need to face reality: if you don’t want to find yourself on the front...

America: Trumped by the Leader You Deserve

Dear America, So all of a sudden the racist and bigoted billionaire Donald Trump has jumped into a commanding lead over all the other millionaire and billionaire Republican presidential wannabe’s? Yet you’re surprised? Why? For at least the last 20 years, you’ve had...

Iran, Here I Come!

  It’s time for this victim of propaganda to go and see for himself.   My career as a journalist was just starting when the Iranian Revolution took place in 1979. One of the major stories that immediately flowed from this was the US hostage crisis. Some 52...

To Greece With All Economists!

“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers,” says Dick the Butcher in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part II.   My oldest son is a lawyer, so that’s no longer a phrase that carries much currency in the Gibbons household. But I do know what the Bard of Avon was on...