The Dean Scream - 陰謀論?

Dr. Michael R. Nelson 講了一則關於 2004 年 Howard Dean 未能通過黨內初選的陰謀論。電視媒體為了不想讓藉由網路競選活動而聲勢浩大的 Howard Dean 當選,故意拿著指向性麥克風對準他,放大他的講話音量,讓他聽起來像個總是用喊的在講話、打字都用大寫的瘋子。

汪萬里老師在 2004 年發表的《網際網路為美國總統選舉帶來新紀元—狄恩選戰的啟示》(93年8月玄奘資訊傳播學報第一期),就寫到:

狄恩在愛阿華首役失利,面對沮喪的支持者,他為了要鼓舞士氣,突然大喊大叫表示要繼續奮鬥,直到奪回白宮為止。他這驚天動地的一叫,經過全國電視一再重播,形象完全破壞。

YouTube - Howard Dean's Scream:

感想:如果/就算電視影響力不再,網路會取而代之嗎?

延伸閱讀:

  • WantToKnow.info - Howard Dean's Demise
  • PJNET - In Campaigning Is TV Reality?

    The TV “news” folks know they are being manipulated. So when the time comes that a candidate acts like he is not on script, as in Dean’s case, they play it 700 times. However, if they pulled back the cameras, we would have seen a much different reality.