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The word flack was first used as a noun meaning “publicity agent” during the late 1930s. According to one rumor, the word was coined in tribute to a well-known movie publicist of the time, Gene Flack.



: one who provides publicity



: to act as a press agent or promoter for something

The Flack
May 17, 2024

The Flack™ for Friday, May 17, 2024

How MSNBC’s Leftward Tilt Delivers Ratings, And Complications; The Collapse Of The News Industry Is Taking Its Soul Down With It; The Smartest People In The Room Are All Listening To The Same Podcast; Why Writing By Hand Beats Typing For Thinking And Learning; Columbia’s Student Journalists Produced New York Magazine’s Cover Story. Here’s How They Did It; What’s On TV? For Many Americans, It’s Now YouTube

The Flack™ for Friday, April 19, 2024

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NPR Suspends Editor Who Claimed Left-Wing Bias at Outlet Had ‘Lost America’s Trust’; Dana White, Donald Trump and the Rise of Cage-Match Politics; Google Blocking Links to California News Outlets From Search Results; Hot Market for Pencils Help Kids Turn Lead Into Gold; There Are Plenty of Power Publicists. But Only One Works for Taylor Swift.; Shake Shack Shades Rival Chick-fil-A With Sunday-Only Free Chicken Sandwich Offer
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