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Posts Tagged ‘Frank Luntz’

Yahoo! Nabs Republican #OWS Media Talking Points

Great story by Yahoo!’s Chris Moody about how Republican media and political strategists are attempting to spin the Occupy Wall Street movement. Moody is in Florida covering the Republican Governors Association and sat in on an #OWS talking points session given by Republican strategist Frank Luntz. Interestingly, Luntz admitted he was terrified of the #OWS movement, and his media strategy is all about playing defense against the power of the #OWS message.

“I’m so scared of this anti-Wall Street effort. I’m frightened to death. They’re having an impact on what the American people think of capitalism.”

Luntz went on to lay out 10 talking points. The first was probably the most interesting. Stop using the word “capitalism.”

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Huffington Post Stands By Breitbart Blogging

Progressives have been none-too-pleased with Andrew Breitbart’s sudden appearance on the Huffington Post earlier this month. But it looks as if the conservative agitator will be on the site for the long haul. HuffPo spokesman Mario Ruiz talked to the Washington Post about Breitbart.

From the beginning, The Huffington Post has welcomed voices from all sides of the political spectrum, including conservatives such as Newt Gingrich, Frank Luntz, Tom Coburn, Laura Ingraham, Bob Barr, George Pataki, David Frum, Byron York, Mary Matalin, and Ken Blackwell. The idea being that dialogue — from a wide range of perspectives — is preferable to silence. The fact that Andrew Breitbart’s first post on our site drew over 1,635 comments, conducted in a civil manner, seems to validate the premise and the decision to publish his blog post.

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HuffPo at the RNC: Noonan Says, “It’s an Awkward Moment in Media.” Tucker Says, “Commenters are Bad for America.”

100_3154.jpgThe HuffPo brunch today was easily the best panel we’ve attended in the last two weeks. It was a decidedly smaller affair than the one last week in Denver, at least as far as the audience size is concerned (guesstimating 100 people to the more than three hundred at the DNC). It again featured a large panel (Tony Blankley, Arianna Huffington, Laura Ingraham, David Kralik, Cyrus Krohn, Frank Luntz, Peggy Noonan, Rep. John Shadegg), and moderators Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinsk did an excellent job of keeping up the pace. We’d do a comprehensive write-up for you, but one of the beauties of Twitter is that it’s already been done for us! Between FishbowlDC, Ana Marie Cox, and Rachel Sklar you’ll feel as though you were actually there. We do think it bears mentioning that thus far familiar “right wing” media faces are far more engaging and inclusive than we might have suspected (Laura Ingraham and Bill Kristol we’re looking at you). Some pics after the jump.

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