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The headline at Political Wire read “More Would Blame Democrats for Debt Default.” A number of thoughts ran through my head, including wow, the Democrats are still losing the messaging war, if the GOP can manufacture an economic crisis and dodge the blame, our media remains broken, and I wonder if this is an effect […]

Seriously?

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On April 6, 2011

I just did a quick Nexis search, and discovered that the query “(Paul Ryan) and serious” produced 314 hits in the last 48 hours. Browsing through a couple of dozen of them I discovered tha

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This story seems odd on a number of levels. First, NBC’s rules, which apparently require journalists to get permission from their bosses before contributing to or otherwise participating in political campaigns, are pretty ridiculous. (News organizations have a wide variety of policies regarding this sort of thing, from anything goes at FOX to above the […]

How Narratives Work

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On February 3, 2010

Essentially, the only remaining interest in the “revelations” about John Edwards at this point is that they provide a good example of how narratives are put together by political journalis

Turning trick questions

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On October 1, 2008
Although I haven’t seen it I understand there’s a David Cronenberg movie in which people are subjected to telekinetic bombardment until their heads actually explode. If the increasingly unstable state of my cranium is any indication, the McCain campaign seems to be deploying Sarah Palin for a similar purpose. From her cozy little chat with […]
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