Everyone’s got something to peddle on the back of Eliot Spitzer’s (are we still saying alleged?) prostitute problems. Low-grade P.R. firms and magazines have gone crazy.
Dr. Carol Cassell is available for comment! “As seen on The Today Show and Good Morning America, this author of Put Passion First: Why Sexual Chemistry is Key to Finding and Keeping Lasting Love, is known for her ‘thought-provoking’ and ‘entertaining’ interviews.”
Why, that is “thought-provoking”!
There are some publicist-suggested discussion points with Dr. Cassell, which include: “Eliot Spitzer, Bill Clinton, Charlie Sheen, Hugh Grant before him–can you make another person be faithful? No.” No! Well, what kind of discussion is that?
Magazines were quick on the draw. “Time Out New York” sent out a tacky email blast yesterday—subject line: “Spitzer or Swallow?”
Shame on you, Eliot Spitzer. You clearly did NOT read this week’s TONY.
You know what, Time Out? FAIL. (By the way, the magazine has rejiggered the art for its cover story on the Web to look like it was tied to the Spitzer story!)
And then poor 02138, the magazine that is unaffiliated with Harvard but devoted to its graduates, tried it this morning.
It seems a bit nuts that they’re promoting that story—doesn’t the fact that it’s a profile of “marital bliss” mean that it’s also a piece of terrible and inaccurate journalism?