Advice to Dr. Walter J. Palmer from Planned Parenthood’s PR firm

This is too good to pass up. Why? The truth in good humor so obvious it doesn’t have to be explained, and it cannot be rebutted.

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FromLive Action News.

Dr. Palmer,

We have reviewed your statements and have the following recommendations to help end this public relations disaster:

―Location of the specimen at the time of demise is everything. Emphasize that you performed the poaching procedure OUTSIDE the park, and it is not really a lion unless it is INSIDE the park.

―Change “head on the mantle above the fireplace” to “calvarium on the mantle” or better yet “tissue on the mantle.”

―Change the terms “carcass” and “remains” to “products of hunting.”

―In your apology, your term “taking the lion,” rather than “killing the lion,” was on the right track, but Jimmy Kimmel saw right through it. We suggest “terminate” as a widely-accepted alternative.

―Repeat over and over again, as much as possible, that brutally killing and dismembering innocent life is “ONLY 3%” of what you do. (Other clients have found this to…

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2 thoughts on “Advice to Dr. Walter J. Palmer from Planned Parenthood’s PR firm

  1. This type of story sums up what I dislike about TV: it frames a story visually as well as semantically, it turns a local issue into a world issue, it deflects the audience from actual African suffering: Boko Haram, modern slavery, sex slavery, etc. Our current administration, Dems and Reps alike, may have authorized the poaching of humans outside the US on a vacation, and no one blinks. Turn off the TV. Let’s shut this framing effect out of our lives and culture.

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