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Old 11-29-2001, 03:34 AM   #21
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Nice objective explanation, Sharky! Thanks!
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Old 11-29-2001, 08:34 AM   #22
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Get a copy of the Rolling Stone with Britney Spears on the cover (hopefully the most recent). One of the main articles goes into how the press made that statement up. It's an interesting article, at least, on how the media can make things up or take things out of context, and the public will be duped into believing it is true.

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The article also mentions what a bad job Gore's press people did at trying to get the truth out. You can't print a rebuttle when a campaign official doesn't give you a rebuttle.

As for Greenspan-- first, he may be the head of the Federal Reserve Board but the board has to make the decision to raise or lower interest rates. Its not just a Greenspan decision. However, most people barely understand how the general economy works much less how the Federal Reserve works. So the media latches on to Greenspan even though he's not the only one making decisions. And it could be worse-- the European Union's bank hasn't been cutting rates at all and that region is going in to a recession as well. By not cutting rates, they could be hurting the economies in Europe even more.
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The article also mentions what a bad job Gore's press people did at trying to get the truth out. You can't print a rebuttle when a campaign official doesn't give you a rebuttle.
Oh I am aware of this too. I have always criticized Democrats of being too spineless, particularly since Republicans have no qualms about heading straight for the jugular in campaigns.

Al Gore blew it in too many capacities, but what is done is done, I guess, and the best one can do is learn from these tactical blunders for the future.

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