‘At no point has there been a lie told,’ says Raleigh PR man who put out fake release

Raleigh’s mayor knew nothing about the press release below — because it was put out by a PR firm and not city hall. A News & Observer reporter called PR man Scott Misner earlier today and asked about his fake announcement. “Let me figure out how we want to handle this,” the self-described “idea guy” told the N&O journalist. “I will call you back with accurate, factual information.” When he called back, Misner said that “at no point has there been a lie told.”


* PR firm issues fake release about mayoral announcement (newsobserver.com)