flak catcher

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a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer

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Tom Wolfe, Radical Chic and Mau-mauing the Flak Catchers (New York, 1970), 9.
Echoing Tom Wolfe in Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers, he writes, "to the extent that some American liberals patronized separatist black militancy or in its presence became guilt-locked in silence, liberalism became complicit in its own political decline.