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Chris -- 2018-04-11
The origin of the term “flack” for someone promoting a product or a political party is not known. There are rumours, of course, ones that affront the olfactory receptors during the sniff test, about it referring to an advertising executive with that surname, even though .
But it has doesn’t seem to have more than an eggcorneal relationship with anti-aircraft fire. Someone should tell CNN that.
The White House briefing has often been contentious, long-winded and stuffed with hot air — emitted by both spinning political flaks and grandstanding reporters.
(CNN Meanwhile in America newsletter, May 29 2020, not yet posted on the web)
There are fields of room for confusion with party hacks, by the way.