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Civil Disobedience: It Worked for the Hippies, Why Not the Tea Party?

Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 08:40:21 in Politics

“In fairness to the Tea Party types, I don't think they believe their point is invalid. It's core, in fact. What I do think is invalid is their tactic to freeze a vetted law. It's bad form, at least. But then sit-ins in Berkeley were never pretty.”
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Civil Disobedience: It Worked for the Hippies, Why Not the Tea Party?

Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 08:37:43 in Politics

“Agreed, it is not. But my point is that this won't stop the Dem's from introducing the concept (i.e., running the play). They've shown no restraint in labeling House Tea Partiers as extortionist, kidnappers, etc.”
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Clinton and Cruz: Peacocking Because They Can

Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 10:44:45 in Politics

“Thanks for the comment, MThomasNC.

Interesting point about media looking for equivalencies, or false ones as you assert. You may be right.

Were HRC indeed on the beach, we would be witness to more innocuous things, but her public plays appear well aligned to her pursuit of the Oval Office and she has proven over time to be incurably strategic, sometimes to a fault. Here are two blogs I've penned, one in praise, the other not-so-much, that might clarify my essential thesis: HRC is a master playmaker.

http://www.playmakersystems.com/playsforthepresidency/hillarys-play-on-women-for-women-might-work/

http://www.playmakersystems.com/playsforthepresidency/hillary-miniseries-evokes-failed-2008-inevitability-campaign/

Alan Kelly”
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Social Media Authenticity and Other Lies

Commented Aug 12, 2013 at 13:32:20 in Business

“Glad to see a discussion on Authenticity. There's no doubting its import, like reputation, trust, values and other intangible assets. But here is the problem in your expectation of it (authenticity), particularly of entities that inhabit a marketplace. They can't do it. Not with any degree of, well, authenticity. The reason is that their central purpose is self-serving. Yes, we think of Patagonia, Ben & Jerry's and other socially-sensitive brands, but even these can't ever profess to put the customer's interests first. Their interest in "us" is merely a strategy by which they prefer to operate. Their goal is to survive and make money. Should the golf course have kept your comment? Of course, particularly yours! But can you blame them when their interests are fundamentally incapable of authentic expression?”

hp blogger Sam Fiorella on Aug 12, 2013 at 19:25:06

“Yes, that's just the point. You start by saying that "there's no doubting the import(ance) of authenticity" but then clearly explain why any business (which must be self-servicing at the end of the day to profit) cannot truly be authentic. It's quite the dilemma for businesses choosing to embark on social media communications. Should there be a "disclaimer" such as: "We're only going to be honest if it serves us."”
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Courtroom Strategy: How CNN Baited a Zimmerman Juror and Redeemed a Trayvon Witness

Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 11:07:41 in Media

“I had more to say on this blog this morning on-air at SiriusXM POTUS. Here's a link to listen in -- http://www.playmakersystems.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Alan-Kelly-on-SiriusXM-POTUS-07-18-13.mp3
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Courtroom Strategy: How CNN Baited a Zimmerman Juror and Redeemed a Trayvon Witness

Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 11:06:07 in Media

“Appreciate for the comment Erik. Thanks to CNN we are assured that the case will now be tried in the Court of Public Opinion. Not so sure, however, that media should be the arbiter, but who else?”
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Courtroom Strategy: How CNN Baited a Zimmerman Juror and Redeemed a Trayvon Witness

Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 11:03:03 in Media

“Thanks mustard. By any measure, Jeantel was given every advantage to redeem herself and, by contrast, lay waste to B37. I'd argue that CNN's prime motive was to keep the story alive, but the result would have to have the left leaping for joy. Here's a link to my commentary this morning on POTUS http://www.playmakersystems.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Alan-Kelly-on-SiriusXM-POTUS-07-18-13.mp3
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Courtroom Strategy: How CNN Baited a Zimmerman Juror and Redeemed a Trayvon Witness

Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 10:58:25 in Media

“Spot on Marnie1. Jeantel may have been baited, but she took her time and through her tutorial on the post-racial myth she re-positioned herself and severely de-positioned B37.”
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Courtroom Strategy: How CNN Baited a Zimmerman Juror and Redeemed a Trayvon Witness

Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 10:54:40 in Media

“Agreed and thank you for your comment. Listen if you like to my commentary this morning on this post on SiriusXM POTUS at http://www.playmakersystems.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Alan-Kelly-on-SiriusXM-POTUS-07-18-13.mp3 I do think that Jeantel redeemed herself, though with help from CNN. And as for B37, I'd have to say that, right or wrong, she was duped.”
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Commit to Compromise this Fourth of July

Commented Jul 3, 2013 at 16:47:39 in Politics

“Well done! We'll add 1776 to our fireworks, mom and apple pie!”
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The 2016 Impact of Christie's Senate Election Decision

Commented Jun 6, 2013 at 09:15:52 in Politics

“Pristine analysis. Best I have read.”
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The Plays of the Hunted Politico

Commented Jun 1, 2013 at 13:14:35 in Politics

“The Crazy Ivan, while often a play of last resort, can work. It's the last thing that Obama's detractors would expect, and given his talents with preemptive plays (e.g., Trump), it would not be surprising to see him run it.”
Unilateral Taxation Framework Harms America

Unilateral Taxation Framework Harms America

Commented May 22, 2013 at 11:37:25 in Politics

“A good post and fair argument. Everyone should appreciate that Tim Cook came to the hill, but I'm less interested in Cook's words than the actions of Pfizer's CEO.”
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2016: The Plays That Position Biden and De-Position Hillary

Commented May 16, 2013 at 08:43:04 in Politics

“Watch now how Biden moves with the trifecta crisis brewing (Benghazi/IRS-Tea Party/Source Seizing). He's not been mentioned, but Hillary of course has vis-a-vis Benghazi.”
The Intersection of News and Social Conversation

The Intersection of News and Social Conversation

Commented May 16, 2013 at 08:40:00 in Media

“Just got Sam's book in the mail! It's ready to be dog-eared.

Great Q&A with CNN. What I take from this is some measure of confidence that what we're going through is not some cathartic DIS-intermediation of media, but a RE-mediation of media. CNN's evolution is proof that the big bang of social media is now, blessedly, beginning its collapse, not into a dense black hole or sorts, but into a rational and reasonably scaled journalistic community. Let's hope they're all as good as CNN.”

hp blogger Sam Fiorella on May 18, 2013 at 11:14:33

“Thanks Alan. Your point that we're seeing a re-mediation of media is well made. And thanks for picking up the book! Let us know what you think - hop on over to Amazon and share your thoughts.”
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2016: The Plays That Position Biden and De-Position Hillary

Commented May 10, 2013 at 16:20:29 in Politics

“Good point. The play he is running on (or with) McCain is a Screen. That's a framing play designed to borrow or glean something from someone or something other than the player. So Biden, by getting close to McCain, is using the pic to make a broader point, perhaps that he's a bipartisan kind of guy. But if your take is that he just looks old, then he might have run a bad play. Check The Standard Table of Influence online to know more about the upsides and downsides of the Screen play. Alan Kelly”