Video: ‘Steer the Coverage’

by Ed Driscoll | January 29, 2011 4:53 pm

We kick off another year of our Silicon Graffiti videoblog with a look at Old Media’s response to the horrific shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ). For anyone who was on Twitter at the time the news first broke, it was quite a sight watching old media’s narrative emerge in real time[1] even before any of the basic facts of the story were known.

But this was far from the first time that a narrative was preformed–or very quickly assembled in the wake of a shock event. We try to place the MSM’s response to the Giffords shooting with some earlier attempts by the MSM to force the facts like a pretzel to fit an existing storyline:

Tune in here to watch:

A larger version of this video[9] is available at Ed; a handy portable, easily embeddable YouTube format of the video is also available[10]. And click here[11] for three years worth of earlier editions of Silicon Graffiti.

  1. emerge in real time:
  2. versus the clip-art:
  3. and the Prefab Narrative:
  4. Iraq without Iraq:
  5. Airbrushing Rev. Wright out of the media:
  6. “N-Word 15 times.”:
  7. in all the wrong places:
  8. to steer the coverage:
  9. A larger version of this video:
  10. is also available:
  11. click here:

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