Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Strategery: The Blogosphere of Babyl

And the blogsphere consists of an array of laptops that extends infinitely in all three directions, and at each of those laptops a blogger is sitting with a copy of Don't Think of an Elephant, by George Lakoff, reviewing it in sections.

Feldman says a number of things better than I, and perhaps better than Lakoff


According to Lakoff, we won the debate, but lost the battle not because of the ideas our candidate expressed, but because of the ideas invoked by the words our candidate used.

1 Comments:

At 2:40 PM, Blogger Tom said...

The following is an example of reframing and recentering the Reform Democrat agenda through discourse framing:

Draft Freedom: Stand up for freedom from the draft.1. Does not "look" anti-war (recenters our positions)
2. Targeted outside of the liberal (Reform Democrat) wing of politics - reaches new people
2. Red-white-blue patriotic feel to the site (but not on defensive terms)
4. No "draft resistance", "draft dodgers" - instead frames the issue on drafts as about freedom and American values
5. Attempts to reframe the war debate to "we oppose the draft" -- which can be bridge for reasons why the draft/war are wrong -- and frames the war as draft (which is more personally connected, puts pro-war on defensive)
6. It works if (a) people get concerned about draft (b) think of draft as a violation of American values and freedoms (c) war proponents must deny there will be draft

While the site is in development currently, it does currently serve as an example of discourse framing.

 

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