Wednesday, August 27, 2008

29.0 Hillary

I woke at 3am last night to watch the Hillary Clinton speech back home. It was broadcast here on cable, in my hotel room.

I lack the chops in public address criticism to talk much about it, but there is a dialogue of sorts on her sincerity going on here:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/08/27/earlyshow/main4387019.shtml
Did Hillary Mean It?
Expert Says Her Body Language May Have Belied Strong Support She Voiced For Obama

and here:

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=541
Does CBS News mean it? at Language Log Blog

The gist: the media have a Hillary narrative already, and very little she can do will force them to revise that narrative.

David

1 comment:

julie said...

If you want more to chew on, check out the Sara Palin speech: wow, Vanna White with an updo!