Faces of the News by Kerry Waghorn by Kerry Waghorn

Faces of the News by Kerry Waghorn

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    When Karl Rove also departed in August, the Washington Post described Gillespie as stepping up to do part of Karl Rove’s job in the White House.5 A later Post article described Gillespie’s role orchestrating a PR unit dedicated to “selling the surge to American voters and the media.”6 According to the latter article:

    From the start of the Bush plan, the White House communications office had been blitzing an e-mail list of as many as 5,000 journalists, lawmakers, lobbyists, conservative bloggers, military groups and others with talking points or rebuttals of criticism…Gillespie arranged several presidential speeches to make strategic arguments, such as comparing Iraq to Vietnam or warning of Iranian interference. When critics assailed Bush for overstating ties between al-Qaeda and the group called al-Qaeda in Iraq, Gillespie organized a Bush speech to make his case. “The whole idea is to take these things on before they become conventional wisdom,” said White House communications director Kevin Sullivan. “We have a very short window.”
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Gillespie

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