Tag Archives: Crisis management

Baylor, Starr make sex abuse crisis worse

Worst ever. That seems the overwhelming consensus on former Baylor University President and Chancellor Kenneth Starr’s “performance” in an interview last week. Starr, who was forced to step down, along with the Baptist school’s athletic director and head football coach, … Continue reading

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Kane, McCoy cases in Buffalo show different crisis responses

Buffalo’s a huge sports town. The television ratings for its woeful but improving Buffalo Sabres are nonetheless cresting near the top of the NHL standings. People follow athletes in Buffalo like soccer players in Barcelona or skiers in Austria. It’s … Continue reading

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Flint water a huge problem for Michigan’s governor

Politicians don’t have it easy these days. But sitting office holders who upset the populace usually face impeachment [see, Governor of Maine, Clinton, Bill] or a well-financed opponent in the next election. In Michigan, Gov. Rick Snyder is in a … Continue reading

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VWell handled, Volkswagen owns up to its mistakes and takes responsibility

Volkswagen has a smelly mess — and that’s not just its diesel exhaust — reporters already christened “Dieselgate.” Jalopnik reported that Volkswagen and Audi face a maximum fine of $18 billion, including the possibility of pending criminal charges and being subject to Congressional … Continue reading

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Brian Williams is back, but why is he and does anyone care

He’s baaaaaack. As Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger will say in the next summer blockbuster movie, former NBC News anchor Brian Williams returned to the air last week in an in-house interview with  Matt Lauer on Today. Williams professed sorrow, apparently accepted a … Continue reading

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Cardinals’ apparent hacking of Astros scouting raise questions about all major sports teams

The St. Louis Cardinals, one of Major League Baseball’s most successful teams, apparently had front-office personnel hacking the scouting reports of the Houston Astros, which are not. This raises many questions. Like, did the Cardinals’ hackers think the Astros’ scouting … Continue reading

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Last week, Tom Brady had a problem; today he’s up to his hips in crisis

You know the story: NFL star quarterback Tom Brady, the hero of the New England Patriots’ decade of success, was caught cheating. He knew of or ordered deflated footballs in the AFL Championship game in January. Rather than come clean, … Continue reading

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