Monthly Archives: March 2022

Publishing the other F-word

The Boston Globe and the Washington Post have committed the media unthinkable: They called a flack — journalists’ uncomplimentary moniker for a politician’s or company’s public relations hustler — a flack. In print! As we noted in our Journalese Dictionary definition of flack: “Never used in a story, however. Disrespecting a flack in print or on the air doesn’t win drinks at the press club bar.” The journalism law-busting usage… Read Article →