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goobster  ·  988 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 2, 2018

It's best not to read your own press, or watch your own interviews. Get a publicist and have them do it. It is why they exist, and they are VERY skilled at helping you contextualize and accept the mistakes and inaccuracies.

Hell, my family shot fireworks for years. My dad is a gregarious and outgoing guy that everyone loves. (He has actually been the guy in a Santa suit at children's events!)

So journalists naturally find him and interview him at these 4th of July fireworks shows. We learned to stop reading them because they are so comically wrong, when representing what we do.

Never read the comments. Never read the reviews. Pay someone else to do it.

b_b  ·  988 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My dad was in local politics when I was a kid. He was continually in a bad mood about the local paper misquoting him. It seems like every time I'm connected to a news story in a way the general public isn't, I see how wrong the news gets it, yet I generally believe them when they write about things I'm unconnected to. Go figure.

goobster  ·  987 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You ain't the only one, my friend. I read a story, and I believe it ... even knowing how wrong stories about myself have been.

Cognitive dissonance.