Musings —01.08.2015 11:50 PM—
So, when I go to Raptors games, I’m confronted with the same thing over and over: the advertising of the Diamond and Diamond “law firm” everywhere I look. I won’t call them ambulance chasers, because that would be mean. But, in recent months, I’ve sometimes been moved to comment on how their public relations efforts bestow such dignity on the profession of law.
Around the same time, and out of wide blue yonder, head Global TV bingo caller Leslie Roberts went after me, big time, on Twitter. He tweeted about how a client needed to “fire @kinsellawarren’s firm”! I found it a bit weird that he would do that. A columnist, sure. But a news anchor? Weird.
Anyway, I blocked the moron and forgot all about it. Until tonight.
Tonight, the Star published a Kevin Donovan special revealing how Leslie Roberts had secretly been an owner of PR firm whose clients he regularly featured on Global TV – without ever disclosing they were clients.
And guess who one of those clients was? Take it away, Mr. Donovan:
“What Roberts said he has never revealed, to viewers or to Global, is that he is “creative director” and part owner of BuzzPR, which provided Diamond and Diamond lawyers with media training and helped them get featured on Global news.”
Anyway, I’m sure it’s all a great big coincidence, and that Leslie Roberts – as he figures out the complexities of the EI system – will have a compelling explanation for this and many other coincidences.