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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 10:57 AM
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23. I agree that leadership and media relations specialists are key.
There is a "leader" in Boston. I don't know who he is, but he is very well spoken, looks to be middle aged, wears one of those stupid goofy Peruvian hats (I can't blame him, the weather is sometimes raw and it likely keeps him warm), and he does the "stand ups" for the media, responding to specific points. When they have questions, it's usually that fellah answering the questions. I have seen him dozens of times on TV over the course of the last month or so.

He's articulate, pleasant, knows how to stick to the point, and I suspect he understands how to give the media a decent sound bite. As a consequence, the coverage in Boston is much more favorable. Also, the OWS in Boston works with the police and Dept. of Health, and doesn't put up with bullying, thievery, drug dealing, rambunctious behavior, etc. in their encampment. They, themselves, will call the cops if someone gets out of line. As a consequence, the Mayor has said that they can stay as long as they keep it peaceful and stay within the law.
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