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there was always an element of that by dodgy political operators and canvassers on the ground. What's changed is that you have Presidents and Prime Ministers doing it now, and not getting called on it. The EU Commission should beholding a contradictory press conference, but they probably won't. That would be "interfering" in the internal politics of a member state...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Nov 9th, 2019 at 09:29:44 AM EST
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I think what has changed (and changed the behaviour of presidents and PMs) is the massification effect of social media.

As for the EU, Juncker might call him on it, but isn't he having some bit of him repaired in a clinic? Anyway, it would only make more buzz to drown out Corbyn.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing, nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Sat Nov 9th, 2019 at 09:37:04 AM EST
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Twitter has enabled Trump to by-pass congress, press spokes people, and even TV, and speak directly to "his people" in a language they can viscerally understand...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Nov 9th, 2019 at 10:51:37 AM EST
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Politicians in the USA--elected or not-- have employed film, television, radio broadcast to "by-pass congress" and "speak directly" to their people in a language they can "viscerally understand" for about a hundred years.

Before that were monographs circulating among the "elite" in diverse regions of the world and vanity presses like Benjamin Franklin's, for example. You are familiar with the life and times of that historical personnage and his associate among the "founding" fathers, are you not? He arguably was the William Hearst of 18th cen. British America.

ITC is merely another media of telecommunication between people. It is not the message, yet it is the message and self-selecting recipients which dismays, perhaps. Which is odd considering that a large portion of Trump's twitter audience in any given hour reply to heckle and insult.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Nov 9th, 2019 at 02:23:11 PM EST
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