The Russians understand, far better than Americans, that media is a strategic national asset. Disrupt and dominate the flow of information and you disrupt and dominate the governments of other nations. Dana Priest’s New Yorker article is a chilling, must-read reminder of how European nations have reaffirmed their faith in mainstream media as a first necessary counter-measure against Vladimir Putin’s insidious aggression—and of the thin ice we skate when our own leaders reinforce that aggression by ignoring it.
The father of modern reputation management advised countries, companies, and leaders on the highest-profile and most complex crises of our time. Richard S. Levick, Esq.,