flak catcher


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Noun1.flak catcher - a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer
spokesperson, representative, interpreter, voice - an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose; "the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"
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She can be described as Eugene's chief flak catcher.
Here are a few: jobsworth, magalog, glocal, wimmin, hothousing, compassion fatigue, flak catcher, fuzzword, factoid, golden retriever (with a new spin).
That piece about the custom-car world of Southern California, along with wildly entertaining takes by Wolfe on American culture,--such as "Mau-mauing the Flak Catchers and Radical Chic"--showed me and a whole generation that--wow--this journalism can be fun!!!
Tom Wolfe memorably portrayed a later such development, an exploitative reaction to the Great Society, in his little gem Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers (1970).