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Case: John McCain’s 2000 Campaign 15/11/2007 12:01:00 An issue of framing Source-Journalist Relationships Revisited     Ship of state: “only one that leaks from the top” o Symbiotic relationship between the two: government doesn’t mind the  leaks, they just want the leaks coming from them, on their own terms President Bush and the security information leak (defined: anonymous and  strategid release of information) The trial balloon (government can try out ideas) Whistle-blower Pre-emptive strike (i.e. Minnesota Case: shape the story the way you want, if  first to say) Modern journalism could not exist without leaks Information Control Policy     Government officials manage information to help control policy outcomes “It is through the efforts of most senior officials to exercise this control—and of  subordinates to circumvent it—that newsmaking has its most profound impact  on the policy press” ( Leon Signal:  Reporters and Officials ) Controlling information in the campaign o i.e. Kerry and the Swiftboat  ignored the claims and it hurt him badly Case Facts
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