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The Call of the Gutsy

Granny Jan has the goods on the supposed non-politicization by the White House of the Bin Laden kill. As this video makes abundantly clear, the national security staff was co-opted into political work. They and other Democrats were given talking points, and marching orders.

Politicizing national security and this moment of national triumph and healing. Gutsy call, David Plouffe!

Here’s the evidence:

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20 Responses to The Call of the Gutsy

  1. Thanks, Keith. My two favorite clips were from Joseph H. Boyett, Ph.D., author of Won’t Get Fooled Again: A Voter’s Guide to Seeing Through the Lies, Getting Past the Propaganda, and Choosing the Best Leaders.
    http://www.theattackdemocrat.com/2011/05/gutsy-call.html

    and from Dan Kennedy, assistant professor at Northeastern University’s School of Journalism, specializing in new-media trends.
    http://www.dankennedy.net/2011/05/02/a-signature-moment-for-the-obama-presidency/

    You can’t make these things up.

  2. Another hit, GJ.
    This isn’t the first time ‘talking points’ eminated from the WH’s political machine. What’s surprising is that so many would parrot the phrases or exact words in such a bold manner. These commenters are not without a command of the English language and there are other words that could have been substituted for “gutsy” for the same effect.

    • It’s as if they’ve never heard of Google.
      However, they don’t really have to worry about being outed because
      the media will never hold them accountable.

      I’m sure they are told to use those exact words. Think of it
      as branding as in advertising. Those words have to sink
      into the public’s consciousness in an almost subliminal way.

      Rush often does a talking points montage, my favorite segment.

  3. Remember back in 2000 when the media went nuts about how Dick Cheney brought much needed “gravitas” to GWB’s campaign since he had none? “Gutsy call” is this year’s that!