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New York Times-Could Obama be manipulating the news cycle?

After six months in office, perhaps no other president has been more attuned to, or done more to dominate, the news cycle he disparages. Mr. Obama has given roughly three times as many interviews as George W. Bush and held four times as many prime-time news conferences as Bill Clinton had by comparable points in their terms.About 24.7 million viewers tuned in Wednesday, according to Nielsen ratings, some 4 million fewer than watched his last evening news conference in April and 25 million fewer than saw his first in February. Mr. Obama’s focus on health care produced what Chuck Todd of NBC described as a “snoozer conference,” a line the Republican National Committee happily adopted.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/24/us/politics/24memo.html

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:07 PM on Jul. 24, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (7)
  • Too much of a "good thing" can......be........well......too much!!! LOL
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 4:16 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • In answer to your question - ... duh!
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 4:21 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • Ya think?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:54 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • Could Obama be manipulating the news cycle?

    Two Words:

    WELL DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:54 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • Politicians have always manipulated the news cycle. What's new? Ronald Reagan did it. Arnold Schwarzenegger did it. JFK did it. Nothing at all new except the rapidity of the cycle these days.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 5:09 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • Read the article gdiamante. Apparently Obama is doing moreso than any other President.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:42 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • DUHHHHHH????
    tyme4me2day

    Answer by tyme4me2day at 12:40 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

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