(Was that wrong? Should I not have done that? If I knew that sort of thing was frowned upon… George Costanza, Seinfeld)
This Q&A is based on a few basic media tips and how we break them every day. Twice a month, Was That Wrong Wednesday (WTWW) will have a different person answering. Our first guest is Sen. Damon Thayer, majority floor leader for the Kentucky State Senate.
If my doctor calls while I’m watching Scandal, I would definitely let it go to voicemail.
Rule No. 2: Be consistent and stay on message.
I don’t like tomatoes, but I love ketchup. I don’t like watermelons, but I LOVE watermelon-flavored Jolly Ranchers!!
I’m not a fan of John McCain. But I did vote for him for president in 2008.
Rule No. 3: It not only has to be true. It has to be believable.
When I was 16, I was fired from the first job I ever had as an all-around errand boy at my local corner market in northern Michigan. My offense? I took the weekend off at the last-minute to go to Kentucky with friends to visit horse farms.
I recovered quickly, however. Soon I had a weekend day job flipping burgers at the local McDonald’s. It’s still my favorite fast-food chain.
Oh, I had a night job, too: spinning records (yes, the vinyl kind) as a disc jockey every Saturday night on WQON-FM at age 16. Probably explains why I still prefer music from the ’70s and ’80s. I played all those songs on the radio.
True but might not be believable.
Click here for the first WTWW entry.