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This afternoon I called Mindy Good. She is the Child and Family Services Agency‘s press person. I had put in a request to interview the director of the troubled agency. When I hadn’t heard back, I thought this merited a phone call to Good’s cellphone.
I asked her about my request.
Good replied that all calls must go through the mayor’s press office. I asked why.
Good replied: “Mafara Hobson.” Like a robot, she repeated the words “Mafara Hobson” a few more times.
“They do the speaking for this agency,” she said of the mayor’s office.
I replied: But aren’t you the agency’s press person. Good is listed as the agency’s Public Information Officer. Then again the agency doesn’t have much in the way of press releases.
“I am the director of communications,” Good said.
“Why don’t you get to do that?” I asked. You know communicate for the agency.
Good then hung up. Great press strategy CFSA!