Posts Tagged ‘ media ’

Truthiness Stages a Comeback

Sep 21st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Opinion

The main thrust of the McCain campaign has been to cover up his history of economic malpractice. Senator McCain has largely pulled it off so far, under the guidance of Steve Schmidt, a Karl Rove protégé. A Rovian political strategy by definition means all slime, all the time. But the more crucial Rove game plan is to envelop the entire presidential race in a thick fog of truthiness.

Squad of Republican Aides Prepares Palin for Interviews

Sep 11th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Election 2008

The upcoming interview sessions, the first in two weeks, could be the first test of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s ability to parry substantive questions on foreign and domestic policy, and as she flew back to Alaska on Wednesday, she brought with her a squad of Senator McCain’s top policy advisers to help her prepare.

Note to Steve: forget the stunts

Sep 7th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Opinion

There are several things lacking in the man who holds the balance of power in the Senate, Family First Senator Steve Fielding. The main problem is that Fielding has spent three years being a stuntmeister instead of honing his negotiating skills, focusing on policy and developing the strategic side of his brain.

As Gustav wanes, heat is on McCain

Sep 2nd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Opinion

At least the stand-up comedians have given Sarah Palin the thumbs up. Jay Leno described McCain and Palin as a perfect match: “Palin and McCain are a good pair. She’s pro-life and he’s clinging to life. McCain went with a woman because he didn’t want to be in a position to have to get CPR from Mitt Romney.” Boom tish.

Obama fever hits international press

Jul 28th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: World

The weeklong tour, which saw Obama visit Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan, Germany, France and the U.K., dominated foreign media coverage, with the majority of commentators dubbing the visit a success.