RIP, Prof. Brian Anse Patrick
He died of cancer, age 62, yesterday. He was professor of communications at the University of Toledo, pro-gun, and a brilliant writer and speaker. He authored "The Ten Commandments of Propaganda," "The National Rifle Association and the Mass Media," and other works, and spoke at the NRA's National Firearms Law Seminar a few years ago. His book on NRA and the mass media created objective measures of negative publicity (that is, not just your impression that this was negative, but ways objectively to measure it and assign numbers to it) and showed that X amount of bad publicity was associated with Y amount of rise in NRA membership.
A brilliant mind and a very good man. We will miss him.