The Pardu

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

GOP Talking Head Challenged (VIDEO)


I once read an article written by a writer in the home state of the GOP's Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). I walked away from the piece with to clear mental images. 

First Blackburn has yet to meet a camera she doesn't find appealing. As a former beauty contestant, it seems her fantasy of never-ending attractiveness is an existential reality. She is mistaken beyond explanation. 

Another point was Blackburn penchant for mouthiness. I totally agree. The one thing that is common among all GOP and conservative talking heads is their devotion to on-camera interviews strategy akin to the technique Mitt Romney used against Barack Obama during the 2008 Presidential Debates. Romney successfully, without question, Gish Galloped Obama into a first debate loss. Fortunately, the wily and ever-present competent Obama and his team prepared for the next debate; Romey never won another debate.

If you are a person who watches cable news you ay have noticed the use of the technique tweaked for use against TV hosts. You have seen the technique may be without recognition when you see conservatives guess (surrogates, pundits et al) on cable news shows talking incessantly without a pause. Incessant comment without a spouse isn't the critical issue. The issue is the talking heads know reach news segment has hard start and end times. They know the host generally can not extend the length of a segment and must follow direction from the booth to end the segment If the Gish Galloping talking head refuses to allow other points of view or refuses to allow the host to adequately performance a productive interview.  

Marsha Blackburn is the supreme Gish Galloper.  MSNBC's Chuck Todd must have prepared well for the babbling nonsensical Blackburn.

Crooks & Liars

Chuck Todd Scolds Marsha Blackburn Over Russia: 'Where Is The Urgency?'

Chuck Todd's interview with Rep. Marsha Blackburn started with a bang right out of the gate when he began with a question to her about James Comey's testimony yesterday and Russia. Chuck Todd was trying to get some idea of how Blackburn (and Congressional Republicans) feel about Russian interference in our election by mentioning Comey's emotional…





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