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edwardsdefender Donating Member (90 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 10:27 PM
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86. "If you think"? I'm talking about what the media know that "most people think of" when they think
of "protest."

Do you know anything about Frank Luntz? Do you know about buzzwords? Do you know that 2 words can say more to people than 20 words can?

Okay, the media is intentionally using the word "protest" because it invokes certain images in the minds of most people who hear it. Protest is a loaded word, regardless of whether some educated person like yourself understands that you can "protest peacefully." Most people don't think "peace" when they think protest. They think "rowdy." That's why the media is using the word "protest" instead of "organizing" or "speaking out."

I won't play along with that word because it's loaded.
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