The former top spokesman for Portland Public Schools knowingly gave a journalist flawed information on the district’s water testing, according to a local law firm’s investigation into the district’s lead crisis.
Source: Report: Portland Public Schools gave media flawed data on lead
The former spokesman now works for Uber.
Today, the Superintendent resigned effective immediately. The School district knew they had lead in the school’s drinking water, hid the information from parents and largely ignored it, even lied about it.
The issue here is that “public relations” staff have repeatedly destroyed their reputation and role (as often noted on this blog). As a field, PR staff may be assumed to be paid professional liars working hard to manipulate their targets.