Businessman David Ochy Avoids Interview With La Prensa
Monday, August 06 2012 @ 11:39 AM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
The businessman's initial intention was to make the journalists go to his farm in Divalá, to have as witnesses the banana workers who defend his banana exportation project. (Prensa)
Editor's Comment: OK, so which is it? This guy bitches and complains about what La Prensa is printing about him. So, they give him the opportunity to present his side of the story. Then, he stands them up, and hangs up on them. Obviously, this David Ochy guy wants to have his banana and eat it too. I don't know who is giving him advice on how to manage the media in a crisis, but they are really, really mishandling this situation, to the point of being comical. He's pissed off, and by stomping around like a spoiled six year old he's making himself look like - well - a spoiled six year old. College text books are filled with examples like this, of "how not" to deal with the press in a business media crisis. Ochy and company are apparently going down the list and doing all of the stuff you're not supposed to do. Check, check, check, check... Sooner or later they'll get tired of the pain, and stop hitting themselves in the head. In the meantime it's mildly entertaining.