Story of the week is Trump, Russia and the FBI; rest is a distraction: Feb. 25, 2017 Guardian

A Feb. 25, 2017 Guardian article is entitled: “The story of the week is Trump, Russia and the FBI. The rest is a distraction.”

The subhead reads:

“The White House reportedly tried to influence an active counter-intelligence investigation. All else, press ban included, is designed to deflect attention.”

Updates

A Feb. 24, 2017 CBC article is entitled: “Douglas Treaties translated into indigenous languages of Vancouver Island for first time: ‘Our people understood it to be a peace treaty so that we wouldn’t go burn their fort down’.”

A Feb. 25, 2017 boingboing.com article is entitled: “Three kinds of propaganda, and what to do about them.”

A Feb. 26, 2017 Politico article is entitled: “Sean Spicer targets own staff in leak crackdown: The push includes random phone checks overseen by White House lawyers.”

Storytelling

My own explorations of the topics at hand is focussed upon the nature of storytelling, which (among other things) includes speech writing, copy writing, news reporting, writing of news releases, treaty writing, legal writing, cartography, writing of intelligence briefs, history, and historiography:

Storytelling: Getting attention; playing the role; collaboration

The elements of good storytelling include (4) backstaging, (5) reinhabitation of places through narrative, and (6) open-endedness

CBC The Current podcast: We are natural storytelling machines, not statisticians – The Undoing Project (2017)

Artifacts and Alliances (2015) concerns museums and storytelling

It’s a good idea not to let down one’s guard, while immersed in a story.

When immersed in a story we may tend to let down our guard

Topics of related interest are discussed at a post entitled:

Empathy is great provided that we use it wisely

 

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