A weekly look at stories various PR people tried to bury in the tail end of the news cycle before this last weekend. What are they hoping that we won’t talk about this week because it’s old news now? Let’s give those stories some oxygen, link to blogs discussing them, and reanimate their shambling zombie corpses.
Also: what stories are the headpieces stuffed with straw spinning for us first thing this week, and what particular advantage do they hope to gain thereby? i.e. is it just about winning the news cycle for this week only or is a longer play building strategic momentum?
N.B. please stay on topic – this thread is for holding up a mirror to the tactics of the spinning Hollow Men. Breaking news stories and/or policy debates based on them should generally be discussed in the latest Saturday Salon open thread if there is no post dedicated to the topic.