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On the spot can be wrong
  • 10/22/2012 10:41:59 PM
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I couldn't agree more I actually one station streaming twitter comments during
the debate. It was incredibly distracting and inaccurate. The analysis need to
focus on the content not on the theatrics and the louder social media
voices.  The stakes are too high to rely
on reactionary social media comments

Re: Only 7.2 Million tweets
  • 10/22/2012 5:10:59 PM
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@SaneIT, I think it's hard to blame to celebs. If they feel strongly about something, why should we tell them not to get involved merely because they are famous? If we blame anyone, it should be voters who allow themselves to be swayed one way or the other because of what some celebrity says. (Though my guess would be that most people react the way you do ... unless the celebrity espouses the exact same political beliefs.)

Re: Only 7.2 Million tweets
  • 10/22/2012 8:17:07 AM
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In instances like that I can understand why they would want to stay involved.  Honestly though I wouldn't have been able to tell you about her political leanings.  I can't say that I've ever seen her quoted anywhere or read about her supporting any candidate.  On the other hand, I do see "stars" that are a whole lot more vocal and they only seem to come out of the wood work around election time. There have always been Hollywood types involved in politics, Regan, Sonny Bono, The Govenator, Al Franken, and I'm sure I'm missing some who have been mayors of small towns, etc, but that's not what I take issue with. 

Re: I'm with you
  • 10/22/2012 7:48:55 AM
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I still find holograms eerie and unsettling.

Re: I'm with you
  • 10/21/2012 9:34:26 PM
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Using holograms I think goes into the area of using charts and graphs wisely.  If it just looks cool, but doesn't help to make the point, don't use it. 

Today, are news casters don't just give facts but are also commentators. Some stations seperate this better than others.  

Re: I'm with you
  • 10/19/2012 5:17:16 PM
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"....Do you think the "average" voter wants to make independent decisions or simply follow the crowd?"

 

That is a difficult question Noreen.   I think we will know the answer to that after the election to be quite honest.

Re: Only 7.2 Million tweets
  • 10/19/2012 5:13:42 PM
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Hi Sandra ,   The situation you describe regarding CNN is one of the main reasons I have not watched the channel in many years now, even if I am bored to death, I will not watch CNN.  I think I would have to be snowed in an airport terminal in order to have to endure CNN.  

 

That aside, it seems to me that this tweet fascination is just that a fascination which unfortunately is probably here to stay regardless of how questionable it's usefulness actually is.

Re: Only 7.2 Million tweets
  • 10/19/2012 3:40:37 PM
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Maybe some people are wildly political before becoming famous but I bet most are not.

Re: Only 7.2 Million tweets
  • 10/19/2012 9:18:01 AM
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@SaneIT, I recently had the pleasure of seeing Eva Longoria give a talk, and one of the topics was her political activism (she is a huge Obama supporter). Her explanation for it was: she was very political before she was famous. Essentially, she was saying, what do you want her to do, stop being involved because now she is wildly popular?

Re: Only 7.2 Million tweets
  • 10/19/2012 8:16:39 AM
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Not to pick on Chris Rock but honestly anyone who bases their vote off of something a comedian says probably shouldn't be voting.  I don't like celebrities from either side of the aisle using their popularity to influence voters.  People complain about politics becoming a popularity contest but then the politicians themselves push that dynamic by inviting celebrities  to do commercials for them, etc.  The race becomes less about the policies and values and become a battle of the names.  What makes Chris Rock qualified to comment on whose policies are better for our nation? Maybe Chris Rock is a really bright guy and he has a deep political understanding but I doubt it.

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