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Professor Emeritus @UCBerkeley. Best-selling author of The ALL NEW Don’t Think of an Elephant. Co-Host of FrameLab podcast.
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Mar 20, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Are you putting money into the pockets of a pro-Trump Fox News host? You are if you support Democratic candidates through @Crowdpac. Crowdpac CEO @SteveHiltonx regularly attacks Democrats and progressives during his Fox News appearances.… #DumpCrowdpac Crowdpac CEO Hilton's specialties:
1. Attacking our immigrant communities and supporting Trump’s bigoted immigration policies.

2. Attacking unions.

3. Parroting NRA talking points on gun violence.
Jan 17, 2018 7 tweets 4 min read
THREAD: Like some foreign dictator, the Republican in the White House will attack the free press today. Here are a few action strategies to flip his negative attacks into positive persistence.
1. Show your support for courageous journalists who #ProtectTheTruth 2. BECOME A SUBSCRIBER. Whether it’s your local paper or a national publication, subscribe. Show that you value truthful journalism and will pay for it. Support public radio or independent reader-supported operations like @MotherJones
Jan 16, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
This is about courage. Courage is required when you deal with people who don’t care about other people. Republicans want us to turn our backs on Americans who need health care. #governmentshutdown They want us to turn our backs on young Americans brought here from other countries as children. Republicans want us to turn our backs on people who need education – the very key to opportunity and prosperity. They want us to abandon the very ideals at the core of America.
Jan 3, 2018 14 tweets 3 min read
Trump uses social media as a weapon to control the news cycle. It works like a charm. His tweets are tactical rather than substantive. They mostly fall into one of these four categories. The tweets either get his framing established first, knowing that whoever frames first tends to win. Or when things look bad for him, he diverts attention or attacks the messenger. And when he wants to test public opinion, he puts out an outrageous trial balloon.
Dec 23, 2017 8 tweets 2 min read
This is a battle over how we define freedom and how we govern our nation.
We must:
-Frame the debate around morality and values, not policy
-Emphasize the role of the Public, and the Public Good
-Understand the operative metaphors and use them
-Learn from past victories/defeats To quote President Franklin D. Roosevelt: "This is more than a political campaign. This is a call to arms."