Thursday, March 26, 2009

Best press release ever

The Pennsylvania Governor's Office press person just sent out a release under the subject line "No public schedule for Governor Rendell for March 27, 2009"

This is not unusual. But the text of the message caught my eye:

The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to whom it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any use of this information other than by the intended recipient is prohibited. If you receive this message in error, please send a reply e-mail to the sender and delete the material from any and all computers. Unintended transmissions shall not constitute waiver of the attorney-client or any other privilege.

This seems like a perfect thing to attach to a release that went to hundreds of reporters across the Commonwealth. After all, what do Reporters do best besides keep secrets?


dogimo said...

That's verbatim to disclaimers on e-mails I get - I'm betting it's a "meme."

Sean Scully said...

Yes, but this email was from a press spokesman, whose job it is to relay information that can be published, to a reporter, whose job it is to publish information. It would be like a chef delivering a meal to a customer with a note saying "This dish is not to be eaten under any circumstances."