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  •  It's true that the MSM isn't always progressive (4+ / 0-)

    But they are soundbite-centric. I think that the more this video gets out, the more people are going to concentrate on the most shocking, attention-grabbing part, which is when the wingnuts mock two men with cancer (Dodd and Kennedy).

    As for the framing, exposing the astroturfing nature of these not-so-spontaneous protests, that's something no video will be able to fix. The media has got to be pressured into figuring it out on their own.

    Well, a satirical piece in the Times is one thing, but bricks and baseball bats really gets right to the point. - Woody Allen, "Manhattan"

    by schmiss on Wed Aug 05, 2009 at 08:48:23 AM PDT

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    •  I think the media has, for the most part, (2+ / 0-)
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      TheFatLadySings, Pris from LA

      already figured out the AstroTurf aspect of it. Part of why the media saw those people there and ignored them. But that made them miss out on some real hate. Those idiots said a lot of crazy stuff. I just didn't have the time to keep a camera on them for the whole thing as there were better things going on in the actual meeting. :)

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