The Sky Is Falling, Friday At Five (washingtonpost.com) Media Notes by Howard Kurtz. This morning’s column offers a good analysis of the political tactic of releasing bad news at 5 o’clock on a Friday afternoon. By doing so, the story usually dies by the time the Monday network news programs air. The tactic continues to work because the press allows it. Kurtz also mentions Ari Fleischer’s consternation with the press automatically assigning stories to master narratives.
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