Discussion in 'Politics' started by Annie, Mar 23, 2006.
Telling it like it is.
Go Bush, bring it back! How can they consistently miss the fact that when the President is telling people what is happening, why it is happening, and when it will happen his numbers go up? When he stops telling the people what is happening and lets his enemies define it his numbers go down. He needs to learn to use the power of his office to get the message going.
He still has noticeable discomfort when in public speaking on a large forum so they have taken the numbers down a notch and started giving interviews during the workday, this has raised his level of eloquence but reduced the audience reached. The Stage Fright effect has had some noticeable effect on his speeches. Who can forget the, "It's hard work that we are working at hard to complete the hard work." performance at the debates?
I think that this is a good compromise for him if he continues to go at it. The problem is, once the numbers begin to rise they will stop. At least past performance tells us that they will.
Something positive happens in Iraq itself. Efforts to raise poll numbers sometimes lead to impressions that the oratory is about just that: it is propaganda about something that on the MSM shows no change. I would change the topic. Get back into Katrina or push immigration reform.
So we can accept what the MSM reports about Iraq as absolute truth--they're telling us what REALLY is going on there??????????
There is and has been 'lots' of positive things happening in Iraq, you just don't see them often in MSM. That's the problem.
No doubt, but it is not likely that the MSM is going to change its appetite for the dramatic, which means telling the worst of it: death, destruction, tragedies brought on by the insurgency. I remember many years ago PBS, I think it was, tried a news program based on telling the "good news." It went down like a lead balloon. Nobody was interested. The MSM is what it is. Even Fox is doing the same thing. It sells. Deal with the reality: the MSM is not going to change.
It was a welcome if not an overdue answer by President Bush this week. After weeks of allowing the Liberal free gut shots the President was at his best. My hope is that he will continue to fight until the fight is won.
You may have a point. Relatively the public has abandoned the MSM traditional networks, the MSM newsdailies are heading towards the junk status from ratings services, the MSM weekly magazines can't give them away.
None of them seem to notice.
Agreed---the media is certainly not going to come to him to understand anything so he has to go to the people.
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