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    I've been saying that if reporters do not receive a straight answer, the focus of their coverage needs to be on the issues which the administration will not discuss.

    Any newspaper quotes or TV face time must only go to credible sources who can comment on the topic involving the administration. These same sources can suggest/explain the reasons why the White House is hiding from or afraid to address the particular issue.

    As long as the press slavishly shows the signing ceremonies, the walks to Marine One helicopter take-offs and joint appearances w/dignitaries - without ANY critical reporting - the more the White House will choose not to cooperate. Right now the infotainment service professionals (F/K/A journalists), need the White House backdrop more than the White House needs to answer any questions. Change that dynamic by only quoting authoritative sources and focusing stories on the fact that the White House is "not willing to address the issue," and the dynamic starts to change.


    Religion is like sodomy: both can be harmless when practiced between consenting adults but neither should be imposed upon children.

    by Caoimhin Laochdha on Tue Jun 19, 2007 at 12:31:23 PM PDT

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