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What He Said

Friday, February 22, 2008

In the windy realm of political oratory, boosting words or cadence or even whole sentiments is nothing new. Did it stick, then, when the Clinton campaign invoked the P-word after Obama borrowed a few sentences from Gov. Deval Patrick? Copy that!

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Kucinich Was There

Friday, January 19, 2007

Congressman Dennis Kucinich is again seeking the Democratic nomination for the President. He’s serious, but the media, when they cover him, are not. This despite the fact that his anti-war position is far more popular in ’07 than it was in ’03. We speak with Kucinich ...

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Obamapalooza

Friday, October 27, 2006

Media were all abuzz over Barack Obama when he revealed on "Meet the Press" that he would consider an ’08 presidential run. Coming on the heels of a Time cover story and Obama’s well-received second book, media across the political spectrum were chanting Run, ...

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Ned’s Roots

Friday, August 11, 2006

Connecticut Democrat Ned Lamont’s primary victory on Tuesday has been widely heralded as the first major win for the online liberal advocacy community. But how much credit do the so-called “net-roots” really deserve? Brooke speaks with Internet theorist and NYU telecom professor Clay Shirky about the political web in its ...

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Handled With Care

Friday, November 05, 2004

It was the most important election, we were told, of our lifetimes. And as we anxiously watched the news anchors on Tuesday evening, they watched the exit polls with just as much anticipation. But unlike 2000, when the networks barged through the night to a premature declaration of victory for ...

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Mad As Zell

Friday, September 03, 2004

Georgia’s Democratic senator Zell Miller took the podium at the RNC this week to praise President Bush and condemn candidate Kerry’s record. The tirade set off a whirlwind of fact-checking hitherto invisible in the coverage of the convention speeches. Brooke muses on a possible change in the journalism ether.

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Not So Swift

Friday, August 27, 2004

The controversy around the "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" ads posed a classic controversy for the Kerry/Edwards campaign. Should the candidate discredit the mudslingers before the mud sticks, or should he ignore what appears to be sideline noise, so as not to create something of nothing? Brooke talks to Chad ...

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What Can We Say?

Friday, July 30, 2004

The Democratic Party's quadrennial political-media blowout is over, and the Fleet Center is getting back to its sporty self. For viewers at home, it was hard to tell which was the greater subject of revelation this year - the nominees, or the tortured psyches of the journalists covering them. Throughout ...

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UnConventional Correspondents

Friday, July 23, 2004

In politics, 2004 is shaping up to be the year of the weblog. During the primary, candidates discovered they could raise money from supporters by featuring blogs on their websites. And for the first time, bloggers have been accredited to cover this summer's political conventions. They'll be allowed to visit ...

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What's Wrong with Kerry?

Friday, July 16, 2004

With both halves of the Democratic presidential ticket accounted for, campaign season is finally in full swing. There wasn't much novelty in the substance of the candidates' stump speeches this week. But when it came to the ever-important war of images, it was clear that at least one major element ...

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