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Reader riposte: Chasing Hillary Clinton


Alex Oliver


10 November 2010 15:06

In response to Danielle Cave's post on the sophisticated e-diplomacy of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a journalist covering Secretary Clinton's visit to Papua New Guinea writes:

... as you pointed out, it almost seems like a case of her chasing you'

[This is] a good example of just how organised her people are, and also just how focused they, and she, were on staying 'On Message'.

According to the time stamp in the original, [a] nine page missive was sent out to media in Port Moresby, marked for immediate release, midday on the 3rd of November, at least four hours before Secretary Clinton's plane landed. It contain[ed] all her talking points during a mangrove plantation visit, the remarks she was going to make in a radio interview, already framed as a particular response to the interviewer's questions, and what she had, or would (it gets confusing) say in a press conference, which was yet to be held.

Spin central.

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