Skip to comments.D.C. Chapter and Accuracy in Media to Hold RatherGate Protest at CBS News D.C. Bureau 9/21/04
Posted on 09/17/2004 2:04:33 PM PDT by kristinn
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"TWISTING SLOWLY, SLOWLY IN THE WIND."
"DAN, MARY, ANDREW -- THE - RATHERGATE - PLUMBERS"
"FAKE BUT ACCURATE" - DAN'S LIMITED MODIFIED HANGOUT
Rather, above all others, should appreciate such slogans.
But the idea is to get the media there to film it, get sound bites from protestors, and show it for 6 or 7 seconds on the national network news. If you don't give the media a show, they won't come.
Yeah... And I know I'm peeing on the parade, some... sorry... But I felt it was something to consider. We want the media there, but we don't want to look like a bunch of clowns, either. I expect most, if not all, of you have a better perception of what's "too much" verses what's "not too much" than I do. I just wanted to make sure you didn't forget to use that superior perception. :o)
Well, you're right. We should always consider where the limits should be. And crossing too far over the line is not a good idea. The protests I've participated in, and some that I've organized, have featured costumes, colors, pantomime, props, slogans, jingles, chants, etc. The media guys love this kind of thing and so do their viewers. It grabs attention so that your message can be seen and your sound bite heard. This is the age of special effects and short attention spans. It's not like it was when people would stand for 4 hours to hear Lincoln debate Douglas.
This may sound odd, but I would trust your judgement over my own in this regard. It sounds like you know what you're doing. Anything I have to add is purely hypothetical and not based on experience. :o)
'Dan, somebody's having a party out front. Take a look!'
'What are they wearing?'
'Thank God it's not neckties.'
Ooooooooohhhhhhhhh, this sounds REALLY Good!
Ah to be a D.C. Freeper. You guys must have alot of fun!
I've seen those pictures. Makes you appreciate our folks in uniform, especially when you see what the 9 - 11 in the last picture is made up of.
GREAT tag line!
But I think the masks and costumes were overly used in the past and are fodder for the left to make us look like loonies, whether or not the protestors actually get on camera and thus, the point you raise is a good one.
ping for Monday
"Dan, Rather biased, lied!"
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