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Fri Jul 31, 2015, 01:00 PM

What does Boston's failed Olympic bid have to do with primaries? This:

Read this in The Nation, and one part popped out at me


Why Boston Was Compelled to Pull Its 2024 Olympic Bid

...There were two coalitions working against the Olympic bid: No Boston 2024 and No Boston Olympics. They were different people with different tactics, but they shared both goals and a willingness to operate in concert with one another...

...Another No Boston 2024 activist, Jonathan Cohn, said to me that the bid was undermined by the committee’s “complete lack of understanding of the media landscape in the 21st century.”

“They seemed to believe that if they could win over the Boston Globe editorial board, they would be able to shape the public discourse,” he said. “That may have been the case in 1995 but not in 2015. Social media offered activists a way of not only connecting with each other but also easily and quickly debunking Boston 2024’s lies spoken at City Council hearings, press conferences, dog-and-pony show community meetings, etc. You didn’t have to read the story about what happened the next day; you could engage with it as it happens.”

I also reached out to Chris Dempsey of the No Boston Olympics coalition. He said, “We were outspent more than 1,000 to 1, but fortunately the people of Massachusetts know how to weigh pros and cons, not just listen to the people with the bigger megaphone...

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Fri Jul 31, 2015, 01:28 PM

1. The media still hasn't caught on yet, or maybe they just fear for their relevence


It's not exactly shocking that the media companies want to downplay the ineffectiveness of the political ads they sell.

good find!

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