The pre-election predictions of communications professionals surveyed by PRWeek proved to be unanimously – and embarrassingly – wrong. Could every PR executive in the U.S. have been so off, or was this a case of media bias in choosing the “experts?”
On Nov. 8, PRWeek published “They’re with her: PR execs predict a resounding Clinton victory,” in which it reported the pre-election predictions of 22 communications professionals – not one of whom predicted Donald Trump would win the election. Not only were their predictions wrong, they were embarrassingly wrong, with some apparently more influenced by personal opinion than science.
The victory of François Fillon in France’s center-right presidential primary is the latest sign that a tectonic shift is coming to the European order: toward accommodating, rather than countering, a resurgent Russia.
Since the end of World War II, European leaders have maintained their ever-growing alliance as a bulwark against Russian power. Through decades of ups and downs in Russian-European relations, in periods of estrangement or reconciliation, their balance of power has kept the continent stable.
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Time For Truth: (The New York Times) – French Election Hints at a European Shift Toward Russia
Maybe two of America’s adversaries meddled in the presidential election — or maybe none at all.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest got confused during his daily briefing today and mistakenly said “China” was behind the election-related hacking.
The Green Party is crowdfunding $2.5 million to challenge the 2016 election results in three states. Video provided by Newsy Newslook
In the closest race for president in Michigan’s history, Republican Donald Trump is hanging on to a 10,704-vote win over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
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Time For Truth: (Freep) – The numbers are in: Trump wins Michigan by 10,704
Populist Dutch MP Geert Wilders remained unapologetic as his hate speech trial drew to a close on Wednesday, saying “millions of Dutch citizens will be convicted with me” if he is found guilty.
Wilders, 53, who had previously shunned hearings held at a high-security courthouse near Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, addressed a three-judge bench at the end of the three-week trial which will formally be closed on Friday.
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Time For Truth: (Yahoo News) – Wilders unapologetic as Dutch hate speech trial ends