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  •  That's one way to spin it, I suppose (none)
    IT is interesting that the media, today, has been making Kerry more eloquent--as opposed to durinng the campaign when they seemed to enjoy making him look tongue tied.

    I agree that he sounds much better as he's been sound-bited, today, than when he actually spoke.

    •  LOL (none)
      yep.  it's one way to spin it.

      LOL.

      we've already established that the entire diary is nothing more or less than one way to spin it.

      kerry gets the soundbytes (haven't seen one of feingold all day) and that's gonna be media bias?

      it's not gonna have anything to do with the fact that there were actually some pretty decent sound bytes there to work with???

      was it a millionaire who said "imagine no possessions."?/a poor little schoolboy who said "we don't need no lessons."? -- macmanus

      by BiminiCat on Wed Nov 30, 2005 at 04:29:18 PM PST

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      •  I don't think it's the decent sound bites (none)
        Bush gets lots of sound bites.  Doesn't mean they're good.  It just means the press was told where to be. (Over here....now sit down there...now here's a cookie...now write this...).  

        Feingold--probablly needs to fire the staffer in charge of his communications and get somebody who wakes up before noon on a weekday.   There's more to getting repeated in the media than just a good phrase.   You have to be put there.  

        One of my earlier spin pieces talked about this...I interviewed a reporter in San Francisco who explained how a nobody head of a nothing shil organization advocating for John Roberts ended up getting quoted in a major urban paper.  

        Today, Feingold got a few interviews, and a few people caught it.  Kerry held a press conference and he got the bites.

        •  no way (none)
          you think kerry had some good sound bytes and the press just didn't use them??

          was it a millionaire who said "imagine no possessions."?/a poor little schoolboy who said "we don't need no lessons."? -- macmanus

          by BiminiCat on Wed Nov 30, 2005 at 04:47:01 PM PST

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          •  Kerry had no sound bites (none)
            Because his speeches are like duststorms.  You get lost in them (bad spin, but you get the point).

            But his communications team put the press in the room, and the press cut the sound bites with their special super-size John Kerry sentence snippers.  

            I think Feingold--to borrow a phrase from an obscure movie--has not yet begun "to believe in himself."  Which in staffing terms means he's not yet hired a bloodthirsty eat-brains-for-breakfast PR maniac, who thinks of nothing but how to keep his candidate's punum in the press for a full cycle.  But he'll get there.  

            •  i don't get lost in them (none)
              bad use of the second person singular.  you should say "i get lost in them."  or maybe you should say "we get lost in them."

              i don't.

              well.  there's kerry again on countdown.  kerry (my favorite soundbyte too, the one about who the troops belong too:  us.  not the president).  reed.  pelosi.  

              was it a millionaire who said "imagine no possessions."?/a poor little schoolboy who said "we don't need no lessons."? -- macmanus

              by BiminiCat on Wed Nov 30, 2005 at 05:13:52 PM PST

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