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Flack

(flak),
Martin W., British physiologist, 1882-1931. See: Flack node, Keith and Flack node.
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Rob Rosenthal and Richard Flacks' Playing For Change: Music and Musicians in the Service of Social Movements is a fascinating study that examines how music can serve social movements in significant ways.
As one flack says, "Everyone at the studio thinks they have the right to call you and complain."
What got left out of "Quacks and Flacks" are the reasons many people have turned to alternative medicine in the first place.
"Shoot the paper airplanes one at a time at the PR flacks that pop up from behind their cubicles (everyone knows that a flack can't stay out of sight for too long)," the instructions note.
Not exactly a bunch of "flacks," as the authors imply, and, presumably, the First Amendment still permits the freedom to express one's views, even if they don't like them.
The key positions went to campaign organizers and media flacks who could channel the taxpayers' largesse and the Congress's "free media" into a steady stream of favorable publicity that no lurking opponent could hope to match.
Today it's a $10-billion-a-year business employing, according to Stauber and Rampton, 150,000 "flacks"--20,000 more than the number of working journalists in this country.