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  • How progressivism and journalism created the hated soundbite

    12/23/2015 8:17:10 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 3 replies
    In today's media world, sound bites are everywhere. Tiny little slogans that omit so much fact as to make them virtually useless. But where did these come from? Who created the soundbite? When was it invented? As is so common, most of the problems we have today are rooted in progressivism, from 100 year ago. The soundbite is no different. George Creel, the chairman of the Committee on Public Information, wrote the following: "Nothing is more true than that people do not live by bread alone; catch-phrases constitute a staple article of diet, especially in a democracy" - George Creel,...
  • Donald Trump Talks Like a Third-Grader

    08/14/2015 10:20:26 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 100 replies
    Politico ^ | 8-13-2015 | JACK SHAFER
    Donald Trump isn’t a simpleton, he just talks like one. If you were to market Donald Trump’s vocabulary as a toy, it would resemble a small box of Lincoln Logs. Trump resists multisyllabic words and complex, writerly sentence constructions when speaking extemporaneously in a debate, at a news conference or in an interview. He prefers to link short, blocky words into other short, blocky words to create short, blocky sentences that he then stacks into short, blocky paragraphs. The end result of Trump’s word choice is less the stripped-down prose style of Ernest Hemingway than it is a spontaneous reinvention...
  • "Joe Biden" — A BLR Soundbite

    10/25/2012 5:03:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/16/2012 | BadLipReading
    Humor. Really. This is NOT the real Joe.
  • Soundbite Of The Week - Hussein's Deathcare™ take on those pesky, expensive old people

    07/17/2009 3:22:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 53 replies · 2,072+ views
    Laura Ingraham ^ | 7/17/09 | Hussein
    We know we spend a huge amount of money that last year of life. More and more people are gonna say, I don't want people poking tubes, and, you know, uh, doing all sorts of...stuff. The most important thing we can do on end-of-life care right now: to encourage people to look at hospices as a...legitimate option." -- President Barack Obama
  • McCain and the Blackberry -- Yesterday's gotcha attempt by the MSM

    09/18/2008 8:46:29 AM PDT · by GVnana · 5 replies · 171+ views
    UPI ^ | 9/17/2008 | UPI
    McCain 'laughed' at BlackBerry comment MIAMI, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- John McCain's presidential campaign has quickly backed away from an adviser's statement that seemed to indicate the Republican helped "create" the BlackBerry. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, one of the Arizona lawmaker's top economic advisers, cited McCain's tenure as chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee during a briefing with reporters on the GOP candidate's plans for the Wall Street crisis, The New York Times (NYSE:NYT) reported Tuesday. "He didn't have jurisdiction over financial markets, first and foremost,'' Holtz-Eakin said of McCain's experience on the committee. Excerpt. ______________________________________________________ See related stories: "some in the...
  • How broadcast journalism is flawed (devastating critique)

    02/14/2008 8:25:35 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 9 replies · 229+ views
    Skeptic Magazine ^ | 2-13-08 | Steve Salerno
    We think we know Big Journalism’s faults by its much ballyhooed lapses — its scandals, gaffes, and breakdowns — as well as by a recent spate of insider tell-alls. When Dan Rather goes public with a sensational expose based on bogus documents; when the Atlanta Journal Constitution wrongly labels Richard Jewell the Olympic Park bomber; when Dateline resorts to rigging explosive charges to the gas tanks of “unsafe” trucks that, in Dateline’s prior tests, stubbornly refused to explode on their own; when the New York Times’ Jayson Blair scoops other reporters working the same story by quoting sources who don’t...
  • Freep a poll! (Hannity.Which sound bite from hildabeast is more shrill?)

    03/05/2007 5:13:51 PM PST · by dynachrome · 4 replies · 239+ views
    hannity.com ^ | 3-5-07 | Sean Hannity
    Which Hillary audio montage is more shrill? The old one - "I am sick and tired!" The new one - preacher montage from the weekend
  • The Set-up and Follow-up

    10/19/2004 7:14:54 AM PDT · by Dr. Free Market · 171+ views
    DR. Free Market
    I am increasingly aware of an oft misunderstood phenomenon in American life– the follow-up. We are very used to this from televised press conferences from the White House, but do not avail ourselves of this technique in our every day life.
  • The Unofficial Dean Scream Resource List (40+ Remixes!!!)

    03/19/2004 8:40:08 AM PST · by GulliverSwift · 4 replies · 2,761+ views
    The Unofficial Dean Scream Resource List (40+ Remixes!!!) Posted Feb 3, 2004, 1:44 PM ET by Jason Calacanis Updated Feb 3rd: This one is great: Hey YEAAAAHHHHH!! (Outkast remix by Lizm) How come no one has done a duet of Steve Ballmer and Howard Dean yet?! Update Feb 1st: Dean Scream might not have been! My partner Brian Alvey blogged the Dean Scream last week, so I thought I would take all his Google traffic and start “The Unofficial Dean Scream Resource List” below. Please post any URLs of Dean Screams in the comment section below (did anyone notice that Dean’s Scream sounds...