Truly astonishing video captures media relations gaffe

We revisit a viral video in which a PR professional told a reporter 27 times not to touch him.

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In May 2010, a media spokesperson created a viral video by responding to a reporter’s questions by repeatedly touching him.

According to SF Weekly, this clip came about when San Francisco ABC 7 reporter Dan Noyes was investigating “alleged misuse of money meant to help ailing patients at Laguna Honda Hospital instead of paying for gourmet perks for administrators.”

Marc Slavin, the hospital’s communications director, is the person you’ll see in the video below. I guess you could say his response was “touching,” though not in the good way. This video is truly astonishing.

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