'Clueless' Chris Brown's Spin Doctor Will Win Him No Points

Paris Hilton's flack is 'universally disliked'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 17, 2009 12:00 PM CST
In a Dec. 12, 2008 file photo singers Rihanna and Chris Brown perform at Madison Square Garden in New York.    (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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(Newser) – It’s not surprising that “19 and clueless” Chris Brown needs help doing damage control, but the PR flack he hired to disentangle him from his domestic violence mess will “win Brown no points in public,” writes Roger Friedman for Fox News. Mike Sitrick, Paris Hilton’s spin doctor, “is universally disliked by the press,” and on top of that, the first statement he issued for Brown “is pretty lame.”

Instead of, say, mentioning Rihanna’s name even one time, the statement takes the offensive, accusing the press and bloggers of making things up. “But that’s Sitrick’s way,” Friedman writes, speculating that this may be the best Brown can do: At least one agency “turned him down cold,” and “there were probably others.” The reviled Sitrick may just be “the only flack who would take Brown’s money.”