Analysis: Paksas' Achilles heel

  • 2003-12-04
  • By Darius James Ross
President Rolandas Paksas does not like the media. Nor is he very comfortable talking to a camera or answering a journalist's questions. Since Paksasgate broke, he has faltered time and again before the cameras, usually lapsing into an insincere smile before proffering a short, cryptic answer. In the last 30 recent days, other than two rehearsed and taped television addresses he has all but ignored the media or - the death-rattle for a politician - blaming us for his fate.Journalists hate that. As any good PR pro knows, attacking the media is political suicide. His latest blooper occurred i...
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