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  •  Joe Trippi is a Jedi (none)
    Who wants to battle?
    •  He was for a while (none)
      wasn't he?  Didn't know political strategy, but has some great ideas.

      Feel bad that he is sort of making a fool of himself on MSGOP now.

      I'm thinkin', I'm thinkin'

      by Armando on Sun Dec 05, 2004 at 11:13:08 AM PST

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      •  Bad luck (none)
        I still think that if Dean had given a short, sober, optimistic concession speech with no scream, he would have had a serious shot at taking New Hampshire and he would've had a serious advantage in the states after that with his 50 state organization. Trippi's story would've gone down as a brilliant strategist who overcame an initial stumble.
    •  hey man (none)
      that guy thinks my little brother is the shit.  i have a hard time knockin him.  said to my uncle that  of all the smart kids he has met, my bro was gonna be the one that really changes things. so SYFP if you dont have anything nice to say about him. (i am sooo kidding)
      •  hey, how'd Thanksgiving go with (none)
        Uncle Jay? never heard back ;-)

        "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

        by Greg Dworkin on Sun Dec 05, 2004 at 12:10:48 PM PST

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        •  oh yeah (none)
          sorry i didnt report back.  thanksgiving was great, jay and the kids had a blast.

          i got to ask him a couple of the questions.  as for why KO is all alone he answered that the primary reason is that he actually reads blogs.  very few other mainstream broadcasters take the time personally read through the infomation out there.  he continued, saying that even the people that run the major broadcasters newssites dont even bother to read anything online.  they see the Internet as a way for them to get their information out, rather than as a source for new material.

          i didnt get a chance to get him to answer the question about different J schools.

          he was very interested in the Stewart Crossfire incident.  first, he was struck by the fact that for the first time in history more people watched a show online than did live.  he does not see Stewart as a journalist, but was very impressed by his ability to completely embarass the hosts.  he seemed to side with Stewart that the shouting and screaming that goes on that show was detrimental to the country.  then he went off on a tangent about some email war he had with Begala.

          he was pleased to have you as a fan.  i recommend trying to email him and ask him his perspective on things.  he usually is willing to engage with people he does not know.  dont take it badly if he doesnt write back everytime, hell i am lucky if he responds to 1 of 3 emails from me.

          •  heh (none)
            i can read PressThink and get a pretty good idea of what he thinks. Thanks for the summary... the cable people blog, the network people ossify... same old same old.

            When brian williams' audience averages 85 (you can tell from the phgarma ads during ther news), mebbe he'll get it...

            "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

            by Greg Dworkin on Sun Dec 05, 2004 at 12:32:36 PM PST

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            •  yeah (none)
              except, that he did make the point that while many of the cable people blog they see the Internet as a forum for them and rarely consume information.  for example they typically blog with no comments, it is rarely a two way interaction.

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