Theme and Variations

Theme and Variations

Bruce Johnson’s Monday follow-up to his Marion Barry — Tim Page story on WUSA 9- TV added a significant new element:

“Page doesn’t cover Barry and has objected in the past to receiving emails from the legislator’s staff.”

So Tim Page’s regrettable email did not come out of nowhere. It was preceded by a history of staff incompetence in Mr. Barry’s office, and previous futile attempts by Mr. Page to correct it.

Refusing to honor a request to remove someone’s name from a spam list violates the Federal CAN-SPAM Act governing commercial enterprises.

I’m no lawyer, but I wonder if Mr. Barry’s media consultant, Andre M. Johnson’s ProImage Communications, LLC, a commercial enterprise, is subject to CAN-SPAM even when sending out Mr. Barry’s “dot gov” emails.

Legal opinions, anyone?


G-whiz clef image by Mike Licht.

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