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Anita Dunn: How Obama’s Team Dog-Trained the Media

John on October 19, 2009 at 9:41 am

Obama’s press team had a strategy, put out videos rather than talk to reporters. That way, they control what the reporter writes, rather than the reporter being able to go off and, ya know, ask questions:

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“So it was very much…we controlled it as opposed to the press controlled it…But increasingly by the general election, very rarely did we communicate anything through the press that we didn’t absolutely control.”

She goes on to say that they went to live TV to prevent editors from having a say.

Alfred Hitchcock used to do something similar when making his films. In order to prevent the studio bosses from messing with his work, he only shot what he absolutely needed to make his movie. The suits had no alternative takes to play with, leaving them no other way to edit the film. It was either Hitch’s way or nothing.

It’s a smart strategy, but you have to wonder why the press went along with it. Maybe because so many of them were rooting for him?

[HT: World Net Daily]

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