A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 30, 2012
Spokes-hack (spokesman/spokesperson + hack)

"Spokes-hack” or “spokeshack” (spokesman/spokesperson + hack) is a term used by those who believe that a spokesperson is making nonsensical, overly subservient points. The “spokes-hack” term is often directed at the White House Press Secretary, the spokesperson for the executive branch of government.

“Spokes-hack” has been cited in print since at least 2002. Other nicknames for a spokesman/spokesperson include “spokeshole,” “spokes-idiot,” “spokes-liar” and “spokes-tool.”


Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
spokes·man noun \ˈspōks-mən\
Definition of SPOKESMAN
: a person who speaks as the representative of another or others often in a professional capacity
Origin of SPOKESMAN
probably irregular from spoke, obsolete past participle of speak
First Known Use: 1537

spokes·per·son noun \-ˌpər-sən\
Definition of SPOKESPERSON
: spokesman
First Known Use of SPOKESPERSON
1972

Wikipedia: White House Press Secretary
The White House Press Secretary is a senior White House official whose primary responsibility is to act as spokesperson for the government administration.

The Press Secretary is responsible for collecting information about actions and events within the president’s administration and issues the administration’s reactions to developments around the world. The Press Secretary interacts with the media, and deals with the White House press corps on a daily basis, generally in a daily press briefing.

DSL Reports
Count Hogula$
2002-12-10 15:56:27
(...)
Disclaimer: I am the overpaid spokeshack from Worldcom who’s sole job is to blow sunshine up their ass on DSLR.

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Tempest
12/11/02
(...)
“There is no provision under international law prohibiting Yemen from accepting delivery of missiles from North Korea,” White House spokeshack Ari Fleischer said.

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Could I have that with extra mayo???
George Parker
August 24, 2006
Hey! Here’s the funniest thing I’ve heard this week. Agency.com, which sparked an industry-wide debate by posting its Subway pitch video on YouTube late last month, has pulled out of the review for the restaurant chain’s interactive assignment. A spokes-hack for the agency said it withdrew from consideration when it reached the finals of a pitch for a conflicting account, which he declined to name.

Doug Ross @ Journal
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Spokes-hack Jay Carney Beclowns Himself, Episode 828: “Hilary Who?”
Great find by Red State’s Moe Lane as White House spokes-idiot Jay Carney does his level best to weasel away from the disastrous Hilary Rosen implosion.

Brian’s Right Perspective
July 5, 2012
Obama Spokes-Hack Lies, Challenged by...Soledad O’Brien?
Posted by Brian
Obama spokes-hack Ben LaBolt , appearing on CNN with Soledad O’brien, lies through his teeth, as he states that the Obama Administration “never” called the ObamaCare mandate a tax during oral arguments to the Supreme Court.

Doug Ross @ Journal
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Oops: Obama spokes-hack David Plouffe busted instantly in his outright lies about campaign fundraising
ma Deputy Propagandist David Plouffe (pronounced Fluff) can’t be too pleased with the timing of his latest fabrications: ...

Posted by Barry Popik
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