Re: Hillary on privacy pitfalls?
>"Hillary can't control my careless tweets, let alone what a real political enemy will do with her words."
Indeed-- and that spins off into a whole different world of political aggravation. The presence of PR pros (whether Hillary's allies or enemies) who try to manipulate these talking points speaks to the vested interest some parties have in conditioning people to continue to rely on talking points-- hence our increasingly divisive culture, and the "echo chamber" ideology that's developed in both right-focused and left-focused media channels. This in turn speaks to the influence of money in the overall process-- who writes the talking points, what gets distilled, what gets excluded, who gets targeted with messaging and why, what transparency the public has into the process, and so on. On the flip side, I think the recent voting record shows that some constituencies have rebelled against politicians and donors who backed talking points that turned out to be lies. I'm not convinced this sort of populist discontent amounts to a corrective measure, but it reminds you that hollow talking points have a shelf life, and often end up canceling out one another.