Debate over whether PR pros deserve sympathy rages

While one blogger is calling for some human kindness for the practitioners of an often thankless job, Gawker argues that pointing out the worst examples is necessary.

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The palpable distaste for PR practitioners that continues to swell — spearheaded by the very same members of the media with whom publicists theoretically enjoy a symbiotic relationship — requires, then, a deeper look at how gendered assumptions about work continue to shape our contemporary notions of creative labor under capitalism.

Gawker, known for taking to task some of the more incomprehensible PR pitches, weighed in on the subject as well. Hamilton Nolan writes:

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