How to taunt a journalist

I’m still sitting next to Dan Balz, of the Washington Post. I turn my computer around and tell him “Wall Street Journal kicked your butt on Memeorandum.”

“What?” he responded.

But, the Washington Post has the top post with Bob Woodward’s tapes with Gerald Ford who disagreed with George Bush about invading Iraq. Dan said “that’s as it should be, Bob has the biggest story.”

28 thoughts on “How to taunt a journalist

  1. It may not be just politicians that will get to see what happens in real time, news reporters are still attempting to fully understand the power of instant response from their audience.
    I would like to see how the news teams react to the coverage you are giving this campaign. I really believe that whole group is in for a shock as to what real-time really means.

    Guy

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  2. It may not be just politicians that will get to see what happens in real time, news reporters are still attempting to fully understand the power of instant response from their audience.
    I would like to see how the news teams react to the coverage you are giving this campaign. I really believe that whole group is in for a shock as to what real-time really means.

    Guy

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  3. spend as much time with Dan as possible, Robert. He’s one of the best in the industry and, as you seemingly have already learned, he shares a keen interest in the intersection of technology and politics.

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  4. spend as much time with Dan as possible, Robert. He’s one of the best in the industry and, as you seemingly have already learned, he shares a keen interest in the intersection of technology and politics.

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  5. Geesh, on the death of a President, and all the Media can kick up are trite Iraq War stabs. Crass.

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  6. Geesh, on the death of a President, and all the Media can kick up are trite Iraq War stabs. Crass.

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  7. Maybe the readership and/or the listenership should determine would the most important stories should be, and not by the person considered to be the highest on the MSM foodchain.

    I don’t think the war in Iraq is the biggest wedge issue between the parties. Gov’t funding for basic research, specifically embryonic stem cell research, might be.

    Edwards blew it in ’04 when he said, “If we do the work that we can do in this country, the work that we will do when John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve will get up out of that wheelchair and walk again.” Frist responded by describing this comment, “crass” and “shameful” for inviting false hope that an imminent treatment might be available. Now that Edwards has a Web-aware campaign, won’t he be held to a higher standard for factchecking his viewpoints? Is his campaign machine set up to respond to the instantaneous concerns and queries the blogosphere might have?

    Robert, are YOU going to challenge the Edwards’ campaign on any particular issues, or are you just covering the mechanics of the process? When does the conversation start?

    Could you find out Edwards’ current view on this topic, or whom can I contact? (Sorry for the homework assignment.)

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  8. Maybe the readership and/or the listenership should determine would the most important stories should be, and not by the person considered to be the highest on the MSM foodchain.

    I don’t think the war in Iraq is the biggest wedge issue between the parties. Gov’t funding for basic research, specifically embryonic stem cell research, might be.

    Edwards blew it in ’04 when he said, “If we do the work that we can do in this country, the work that we will do when John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve will get up out of that wheelchair and walk again.” Frist responded by describing this comment, “crass” and “shameful” for inviting false hope that an imminent treatment might be available. Now that Edwards has a Web-aware campaign, won’t he be held to a higher standard for factchecking his viewpoints? Is his campaign machine set up to respond to the instantaneous concerns and queries the blogosphere might have?

    Robert, are YOU going to challenge the Edwards’ campaign on any particular issues, or are you just covering the mechanics of the process? When does the conversation start?

    Could you find out Edwards’ current view on this topic, or whom can I contact? (Sorry for the homework assignment.)

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  9. Bill: I haven’t had a good chance to talk with Edwards yet. I’ve been doing a lot of listening and trying to learn all the moving pieces. Hopefully I get a good sit-down interview tomorrow.

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  10. Bill: I haven’t had a good chance to talk with Edwards yet. I’ve been doing a lot of listening and trying to learn all the moving pieces. Hopefully I get a good sit-down interview tomorrow.

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  11. PIMP MY BLOG 3 out of 5 and counting. Come on Chris get off the payroll and take up the counter me banner just for fun.

    Technicalyouyou’s. Does he know what a youyou is?

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  12. PIMP MY BLOG 3 out of 5 and counting. Come on Chris get off the payroll and take up the counter me banner just for fun.

    Technicalyouyou’s. Does he know what a youyou is?

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