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Repeat after me.....

Reported by Chrish - February 22, 2005

On the All-star segment of Special Report yesterday, 2/21, participant Nina Easton said that after Bush's meeting w/Jacques Chirac "a senior White House official warned reporters not to use the word 'frank', but to use 'warm' and 'cordial'" in describing the meeting to set the proper tone. Apparently the press was agreeable to the administration putting words in their computers as evidenced here:

This is just a small random sample of finds on the web and at Fox. I also noted some findings of the administration frame du jour,"fence mending".

CBSNews.com: fence-mending 2 times

FoxNews.com: Despite the cordial meeting, Bush told Chirac the United States adamantly opposes Europe's plans to lift its 15-year arms embargo against China.

CNN.com: fence-mending 2x, including poll: Will President Bush be successful in his fence-mending trip to Europe?

MSNBC.com: front page, link includes "mend fences"; appears 4 more times inside including 3 links.

Fox News Channel: As noted in Ellen's post , Carl Cameron dutifully described 'things were going so warmly between Bush and Chirac' while reporting over a banner reading "on the mend". Carl stuck to the talking points today on John Gibson's Big Story: while the ever-present "Mending Fences" banner was under video of Bush and others mingling before a group photo opp, he reported the warm receptions at EU Headquarters as well as NATO..."

Comment: One of my favorite teaching techniques is to post the material where the student sees it without realizing it's material: maps hung on the wall where they eat, posters in the bathrooms, graphics hung off the back of the driver seat... The information is just absorbed over time and committed to memory. This similar drilling is a recognized Fox technique which we've seen time and again (remember the "flip-flop" piece in Outfoxed ? Classic.)

If you have any other samples post them here - thanks.

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