flak catcher

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

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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.
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.
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> .