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How Iggy Made it to Times Square at Obama’s Side

February 22, 2009

This seems like an uber clever media coup. With President Obama’s much publicized visit to Ottawa, the Liberals wanted to get the word out that Obama had, indeed, met with Ignatieff but without the expensive cost of paying for U.S. distribution. Instead, they placed a few phone calls, quickly put together a press release, and thus had American news outlets do it for them.

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  1. nmboudin permalink
    February 28, 2009 11:54 am

    Hi Jon,
    Didn’t know about the New York meet before reading your post, but I do have to say that in triangulating news briefs, I believe there was an intended optic at work. I remember hearing on a CBC news update about the PM chatting with the President for about an hour, and then a little chestnut about Iggy getting in his 45 minutes, almost as long as our head of state. This had its intended effect on me!

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