Friday, July 13, 2007

Obama: 'share your outrage'

Obama has made a call to his supporters to 'share [their] outrage' at George W's spinning on the Iraq report and the media complicity in not offering a critical perspective. His call is for supporters to write Letters to the Editor.

I often, and perhaps mistakenly, regard letters to the editor in the UK newspapers as rants from the politically engaged. If this is going around is network then newspapers could find themselves deluged, that is if only a quarter or so reply. Will they get published, obviously not, but they may indicate the strength of feeling on the issue. So, theoretically, this could be a powerful tool for changing the media agenda but it depends on whether Obama can mobilise the public; this could be a test for him!

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