My Three Favorite Random Shutdown PR Pitches

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Oct. 3 2013 3:22 PM

My Three Favorite Random Shutdown PR Pitches

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 03: Let slip the dogs of shutdown.

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The government shutdown is soaking up a lot of media oxygen, so naturally PR folks are trying to pitch everything under the sun with a shutdown tie-in. Here are my favorites:

— 1. "Government Shut Down Leads Women to Sugar Daddies" from the always aggressive Seeking Arrangements.
— 2. "What Does the Shutdown Mean for Public Schools" which is actually just a pitch for a new education reform book.
— 3. "Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater to Offer HD Battlefield Tours in Response of Government Shutdown" pretty silly idea, but at least legitimately shutdown-related.

Of course there's no end to the shutdown in sight, so folks will have time to make it onto future iterations of the list.

Matthew Yglesias is the executive editor of Vox and author of The Rent Is Too Damn High.

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