flak catcher

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

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Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.
BBC flak catchers are used to going on the offensive Edinburgh, but the force the corporation's response to Ball took fest veterans by surprise.
(4.) Tom Wolfe, Radical Chic and Mau-mauing the Flak Catchers (New York, 1970), 9.
Comparing middle-class radicals in the '60s to their counterparts in the 1930s, Burner writes, "never did middle-class radicals of the earlier period prostrate themselves before representatives of the working classes in the way some white leftists of the 1960s would do before black claimants to revolution." 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."
His other works include The Pump House Gang (1968), Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers (1970), The Painted Word (1975), Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine (1976), and From Bauhaus to Our House (1981).
Radical Chic and Mau Mauing the Flak Catchers (1970), generated hostile reaction to its description of a fund-raising party for the Black Panthers at the home of <IR> LEONARD BERNSTEIN </IR> .