Saturday 21 October 2017

Comment: 'Straight talkers' like Myers and Mooch will always put a foot in it

Anthony Scaramucci lost his job as White House communications director. Photo: AP
Anthony Scaramucci lost his job as White House communications director. Photo: AP

Johnny Fallon

Back in our school days, we learned in science class that 'for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction'.

That rule holds true in most walks of life. The reaction can often be unexpected in its form though, and very much unwanted. The world of communication is suffering from this more than a little right now. Kevin Myers and Anthony 'The Mooch' Scaramucci are just the latest in this line.

Communication is about passing information in a format that is understood. This understanding allows for actions to be taken or genuine debate to happen. However, sometimes two other extremes take over.

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