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Posts Tagged: President Obama

“Debate Prep a drag?”

It’s been several days since the first presidential debate.  The polls reflect the “bump”, the candidates continue to duke it out, and the campaigns move on.
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F-Bomb!

F-bombs, four letter words, and other profanity are popping up much more frequently in the media these days. The standards of what is acceptable — on cable, YouTube and movies – is evolving.  (Profanity on “over the air” TV and radio is still regulated by the FCC.  But even these restrictions are now in question following the 8-0 Supreme Court decision in favor of broadcasters who received fines from the FCC for indecency.) CommCore’s question: Are F-Bombs and other words as acceptable in the workplace or other professional environments?
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TelePrompter-itis?

Republican candidates are trying to score political points on President Obama for his oratorical style. The same man who is often lauded for his effective speechmaking is being criticized as president for what political opponents are calling over reliance on the TelePrompter. Read more

Political Reporting “De-volves”

The 2012 US Presidential campaign is well underway and so is the media coverage of the media coverage.  Each 4-year cycle produces a President and a Vice President as well as its share of media stories, campaign books, new reporting stars, and plenty of coverage of the press talking about themselves. Read more

Inaugural Address vs. Speech to Congress

As a speech writer and speech coach, I watched/listened to these as profoundly different addresses. In the inaugural address, it was if the speech writers had the reins placed on their keyboards. Read more