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OJ Defines the Media, Media Defines OJ

OJ Simpson is in the news again – a regular for the past forty years.  Ironically – OJ’s celebrity status was a product of the media – but the media was defined in many ways by the celebrity of OJ. The excitement OJ generated on the football field directly contributed to the excitement of televised […]

5Dec2008 | | Comments Off on OJ Defines the Media, Media Defines OJ | Continued
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Obama Leads McCain in Newspaper Endorsements

By Shailagh Murray ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Sen. Barack Obama has opened up a massive lead over Sen. John McCain in newspaper endorsements. According to the Democratic Web site DemConWatch, Obama has secured support from 55 editorial boards, including from 10 newspapers that backed President Bush in 2004. One big coup: the Chicago Tribune, which […]

18Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Obama Leads McCain in Newspaper Endorsements | Continued
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Video – Kennedys endorse Obama, from MSNBC

Son, I could not capture the power of the news conference today. My earlier post has some of the quotes from the Kennedys – but the written word cannot capture their presence. We can all have hopes for the future of America. Hopes for Social Justice, for health care, for education, for peace, for prosperity, […]

25Aug2008 | | Comments Off on Video – Kennedys endorse Obama, from MSNBC | Continued
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Barack Obama – The Surge is Working

Son, I am not talking about Iraq.  I am talking about the Presidential Primaries.  Obama is surging in the media – and that translates into votes. The Obama campaign has been managing endorsements all week.  They manage these endorsements in the sense that each endorsement gains free advertising on the cable news circuit.  Announce an […]

3Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Barack Obama – The Surge is Working | Continued
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Kennedys endorse Obama – so what?

Son, There is an old axiom in local politics, “When someone or some group endorses you, you get all of their enemies and none of their friends.”  Is this true?  What can an endorsement by Ted Kennedy add to Mr. Obama’s candidacy. This is important on a couple of notes.  Senator Kennedy has as many […]

27Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Kennedys endorse Obama – so what? | Continued
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Political endorsement, any value?

Son, There is an old axiom in local politics, “When someone or some group endorses you, you get all of their enemies and none of their friends.” Who knows?  We do know that politicians actively seek endorsements. Readers – what do you think – are endorsements valuable? Dad

11Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Political endorsement, any value? | Continued
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Oprah and Barack – transcending race

Son, A curious phenomenon is taking place. Oprah Winfrey is going on the stump for Barack Obama. So what? It is not unusual for celebrities to endorse candidates for political office. But this phenomenon is unusual, for several reasons. Oprah does not normally do this. Oprah has been on television for 25 years and has […]

26Nov2007 | | Comments Off on Oprah and Barack – transcending race | Continued