The Burson Publicists Behind Googlegate Get to Keep Their Jobs

By The Atlantic Wire

The story is not over yet. The Atlantic Wire's Adam Clark Estes continues his dispatches concerning Facebook's hiring of Burson-Marsteller to smear Google in a PR campaign. Now we know that the two Burson employees tied to the deal will keep their jobs; Facebook has yet to publicly reprimand anyone.

The two Burson executives responsible for the much criticized campaign, former CNBC reporter Jim Goldman and former political reporter John Mercurio, will be reprimanded, a company representative told PRWeek today. The punishment? Not a punishment at all: more training on company guidelines. Evidently, the two one-time journalists who switched to the other side of the press release fairly recently believed it was a bit darker than it actually is.

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