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(US News)   PROTIP: When you want to manipulate the media, you should not leak a PowerPoint presentation to the media saying you are trying to manipulate the media   (usnews.com) divider line 12
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2012-06-27 06:08:21 PM
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What exactly is being done that is wrong or illegal? I mean hey, if we want to remove any and all PR from TV and such -- I'm game!

FTFA: "A presentation by McLeanClark, discovered on Prezi by Whispers, implies that former Obama adviser Joe McLean's PR firm sees the American media as easy to manipulate."

The American media IS easy to manipulate. It's also easy to buy-off too.
2012-06-27 06:56:40 PM
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FTFA: "A presentation by McLeanClark, discovered on Prezi by Whispers, implies that former Obama adviser Joe McLean's PR firm sees the American media as easy to manipulate. In McLeanClark's world, the media appears to be a place where op-eds written with help from the firm-though not necessarily with their byline-will simply be accepted and printed."

And they're absolutely right.

It's amusing, how American media still think they're news organizations. They morphed into PR flacks long ago. The honest ones admit it. The dishonest ones write faux-outrage bullshiat like the linked story.
2012-06-27 10:09:24 PM
1 votes:
Let's not forget these media manipulation gems:

1. Bush photoshops troops into a crowd.
2. Bush appears in front of boxes symbolizing putting Americans to work. The boxes all have Made in China stamped on them.
3. Bush has fake ranch to stage "hard work" photo opportunities.
4. Republicans photoshop Jane Fonda into a photo with Kerry.
5. Republicans send in operatives to "protest" the Florida recount in 2000. None are actually Florida citizens.
6. Everything James O'keefe and Deadbart ever did.
2012-06-27 08:07:44 PM
1 votes:

HellRaisingHoosier: What exactly is being done that is wrong or illegal? I mean hey, if we want to remove any and all PR from TV and such -- I'm game!

FTFA: "A presentation by McLeanClark, discovered on Prezi by Whispers, implies that former Obama adviser Joe McLean's PR firm sees the American media as easy to manipulate."

The American media IS easy to manipulate. It's also easy to buy-off too.


This article suggests the media is easily influenced.

A lot of simple people are easily influenced by the media.

Most of the mainstream media is liberal.

Most of the people swayed by the media are liberal, since only one of the 5-7 (depending on how you define a media outlet) major outlets isn't overtly left-leaning.

Continue that line of reasoning.

People like to say "reality skews liberal," well, Greece is reality, and also skews liberal, and is imploding.
2012-06-27 07:08:16 PM
1 votes:
Funny, this coming from a hack who was forced to resign from WaPo over charges of plagiarism and false reporting.

Washington Post journalist resigns after 'significant ethical lapse' reported in her work
2012-06-27 06:57:24 PM
1 votes:

HellRaisingHoosier: What exactly is being done that is wrong or illegal?


Nothing. But if you're trying to manipulate an idiot, you need to try to refrain from calling them idiots while doing it.

FTFA: "A presentation by McLeanClark, discovered on Prezi by Whispers, implies that former Obama adviser Joe McLean's PR firm sees the American media as easy to manipulate."

The American media IS easy to manipulate. It's also easy to buy-off too.


If anything, it should just be implied. My first slide would start with, "The American media is a bunch of gullible morans, and their viewers are even dumber."
2012-06-27 06:55:55 PM
1 votes:
"In McLeanClark's world, the media appears to be a place where op-eds written with help from [a PR company] -though not necessarily with their byline-will simply be accepted and printed."


So this McLeanClark fellow hails from planet Earth, huh.
2012-06-27 06:53:50 PM
1 votes:
ftfa "the media appears to be a place where op-eds written with help from the firm-though not necessarily with their byline-will simply be accepted and printed."

Really US News? You're going to act like this is some great secret??
2012-06-27 06:52:47 PM
1 votes:
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This wouldn't happen if media outlets relayed stories from only people with journalistic ethics. Back in the day, there was news in the news section, op-ed in the op-ed section and a clear distinction was made. Now anyone with a twitter account considers him or herself worthy of the front page.
2012-06-27 06:50:59 PM
1 votes:
PROTIP: Public Relations = manipulating the media in favor of your client
2012-06-27 06:50:38 PM
1 votes:
if the MSM's going to get all butthurt when they're treated like whores they should probably be asking for more money when they sell themselves.
2012-06-27 06:00:54 PM
1 votes:
Did Karl Rove start working for Obama? What about Roger Ailes? Oh, wait. He makes the news, not reports it.
 
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