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The Hack and the Flack

October 31, 2008

The Major League Screwups

Gelf's podcasters rain on the Phillies' parade.

Michael Myser and Merrill Freund

In Gelf Magazine's weekly podcast, The Hack and The Flack, journalist Michael Myser—the hack—and PR guru Merrill Freund—the flack—break down the news of the week. From their different perspectives, Michael and Merrill discuss sports, tech, and media—much like Gelf.

In this week's episode, Michael and Merrill ask if every World Series game should last three and a half innings, score the Obama infomercial, draw the line on tasteless PR pitches, and lament the continuing cutbacks in business journalism. That's all in this week’s Gelf Magazine podcast.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

Pressed for time? Use the links below to hear each segment on its own. And you can email Michael, Merrill, and Gelf to let us know what you think.


World Series


Obama ad


Crass PR pitches

Michael Myser and Merrill Freund

Michael Myser is a freelance writer in Morristown, New Jersey. Merrill Freund is a San Francisco-based PR veteran and triathlete novice.







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Article by Michael Myser and Merrill Freund

Michael Myser is a freelance writer in Morristown, New Jersey. Merrill Freund is a San Francisco-based PR veteran and triathlete novice.

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