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All in the Family
As everyone knows the Friday News Dump is a hallowed tradition in political circles.
When you have news that you want to bury, that you want to be sure the media will ignore or miss, that you need to say you gave “full disclosure” while making sure the fewest people possible actually hear it. Friday afternoon is your time.
For decades this has been a hallowed tradition in Washington DC. You want news buried, release it Friday afternoon.
Each year Thanksgiving multiplies this effect. If a Friday afternoon news dump garners fractional attention then coverage of a Friday dump when the entire media is focusing on the single biggest shopping day of the year, becomes infinitesimal. at least domestically.
If you want a story ignored you just aren’t going to find a better news dump day then Black Friday..
With Nelson Mandela’s death we have Black Friday cubed combining:
the traditional Friday period where coverage is scant
the Christmas shopping season when people are paying much less attention (part of the black “everything” week.
and an event that is going to take up every bit of media space on almost every news channel and newspaper not only at home but around the world.
Photos of the administration holding human sacrifice of Tea Party Members in the cellar of the White House could surface, Documents revealing Obamacare funding a hit squad targeting Sarah Palin & Rush Limbaugh could be released and video of Barack Obama holding orgies with Madonna, Lady Gaga, Amanda Bynes, Charlie Sheen and Alec Baldwin in an exclusive Hellfire club at Camp David when he was supposedly golfing could be uploaded to YouTube…
…and that would end up on page D-23 as a single paragraph in the lifestyles section or a 20 second throw away line in the middle of a news cast. That is if it isn’t cut for that exclusive interview with Nelson Mandela’s second cousin’s nephew’s babysitter’s best friend.
So keep a VERY close eye for the next 72 hours on any news or document release by the White House or any other group trying to downplay something because if there is a smoking gun now is the time to throw it into the winds of Mandela coverage
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