This is really frighteningly accurate, with one exception. No journo would hang out on the phone this long explaining to the flack why they were turning down the pitch.
Hat tip to Bill Baker.
If you’re hosting a press conference, you don’t need to make a musical number of it. As CNET’s Kent German says, “It’s my job to attend, so if there’s enough room, the Internet works, we have a place to sit, and press check-in isn’t complete chaos, then I’ll be a happy camper. Even better, just send us an e-mail with your announcements.”
If you’re going to call and pitch me from an airport, find a spot to call from where your own voice will be louder than the boarding announcements coming over the loudspeakers.