‘Titanic of a PR’ Clarence Mitchell moves on from a series of toxic clients and becomes spokesman for Cambridge Analytica
The name ‘Clarence’ is of Latin origin and has the meaning “bright.” In the case of a PR man named Clarence Mitchell, however, whether this truly applies has once again been left open to question after he took on Cambridge Analytica as his latest client.
Previously head of election media monitoring for the Conservative Party and a Parliamentary candidate also, Mitchell’s portfolio of involvements include a stint as “strategic counsel” to the chairman of Italian cruise line Costa after their 952-foot long Costa Concordia – commanded by “Captain Coward” AKA “Captain Calamity” Francesco Schettino – crashed into rocks and killed 32 people in January 2012.
Other “notables” on Clarence’s roster have numbered an Iraqi Prime Minister, the somewhat incompetent Government of Iceland and most importantly Gerry and Kate McCann – a couple whose daughter “disappeared” after they didn’t bother to pay for childcare on the evening of 3rd May 2007. With connections to Theresa May and the recipients of a government funded search that has cost well in excess of £12 million, the McCanns have long been linked with Mitchell and this connection has certainly aided them in what frankly is the most pointless search ever.
Now describing himself as “the new face of Cambridge Analytica” on Twitter, Mitchell appeared at a press conference for his new clients earlier this week. Later in an interview with Channel 4 News, he described the operation as not being “some Bond villain” and said he was “perfectly proud to… defend the company.” He added:
“You say why are [Cambridge Analytic] not speaking to Channel 4. Well I say, I am speaking to Channel 4. Some companies would say: ‘We’re not speaking to ‘[Channel 4] after their expose.’”
“Cambridge Analytica has not [used a honeytrap] ever… I can’t discuss it whilst the independent investigation is being conducted… It would be wrong for me to pre-judge it.”
“Cambridge Analytica did not harvest the data… The figure for the data received by [Cambridge Analytica] was mind boggling… But I can guarantee that everything has gone from the systems… It’s a mess certainly… But I am clearing up their mess for them… I’ve come in to assist them to get them through this crisis where I can.”
Clarence Mitchell has once again proven that there are people out there willing to defend the indefensible. Who out there might need him next? Perhaps Bashar al-Assad, Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump should give him a tinkle-tankle for a bit of a chit-chat.
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