Saturday, February 21, 2009

538 on Obama Adminstration's rhetoric tactics

Sean Quinn writes about the way Barack Obama and his press secretary use others' media rants as a contrast to their own rhetorical and governing style.

Media discourse is itself an interpretative text--that words themselves are part of a larger text that encompass not only the directed speech toward Rush Limbaugh and Rick Santelli but larger audiences as well.  So while the reply might seem specific, the message, as Silver notes, is larger.


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