Comment: "Whoever controlled the microphone did a great job [laugh]"

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"Whoever controlled the microphone did a great job [laugh]"

I'm reminded of two things. First, regarding those in control, what Stalin said, "He who casts the vote decides nothing. He who counts the vote decides everything." He who controls the mike decides which candidates will appear to have support (or not), as well as deciding "voice votes."

Second, as immortalized in the "Ron Paul the 13th Floor of the Hotel" Jon Stewart clip, the laugh of that CNN announcer after telling the reporter in Iowa to send over anything on Sarah Palin or Rick Perry (who weren't in the race), adding, "You can hold the Ron Paul stuff [laugh]."
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-august-15-2011/indecis...

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