“Le secret des grandes fortunes sans cause apparente
est un crime oublié, parce qu’ il a été proprement fait.”
Honoré de Balzac
Frank dude, whoever’s running your personal PR, sack them now. Whoever told you it was a bright idea to put out a press release is an idiot, whoever got you to agree to a Q&A with the NatPost guy is a moron. Stop talking to the press about being annoyed over your links to the Clintons. It doesn’t matter if they’re totally true, totally false or somewhere in between. It doesn’t matter how innocent you think you are, or how wonderful, or how successful, just STFU and stay that way.
Three basic things to get in your head now:
1) They will not stop. Look at how the right wing nutbars whack on about Benghazi for your model. If you feed them in any way, shape or form they will just come back for more. Your only recourse is to 1) answer that phone 2) hear who it is 3) if it’s one of the nuisance guys state you have no comment to make (or in your case, hire somebody to answer your freakin’ phone for you and they’ll do it) 4) hang up 5) repeat as necessary. It won’t stop them, but give it a few weeks and you’ll be off the top of their menu.
2) Nobody likes a rich whinger. Nobody. If you’ve made it, stop complaining. If you have a complaint, keep it to yourself because however innocent you might be, you’ll get zero zip squat nada sympathy at the court of public opinion. Repeat: Just STFU and stay that way. You have a crapload of money, go enjoy it and keep your head down. If you have the unfulfilled need to be loved, buy a dog.
3) That de Balzac quote has an exact translation, but it’s usually paraphrased into “Behind every great fortune is a great crime”. So if you really, really REALLY want people to look into how you made yours, just keep attracting attention to yourself.