Can any amount of image scrubbing save this executive’s image?

As tarnished as Grandma’s old china that nobody wanted, can anything polish the image of ex-Tribune CEO Randy Michaels after he left the company in disgrace last year?

Chicago media watchdog Robert Feder asks an interesting question on his Time Out Chicago blog: Can Tribune exile Randy Michaels think we’ll ever forget about him?

The disgraced former CEO of the Chicago-based media company was ousted after a series of reports surfaced that detailed “boorish, sexist behavior.”

Feder points out an interesting PR note involving some reputation scrubbing:

Brent Payne, director of search engine optimization and social media for Tribune Co., turned up on an obscure website recently offering a bounty of seven cents per hit to those who forwarded their search results for “Randy Michaels Twitter” on Google.

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