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Candidate MP3s progress

Thursday, March 13, 2008 by Dave Winer.

Progress to report on the MP3s of candidate conference calls.  Permalink to this paragraph

The Washington bureau of McClatchy has produced an RSS 2.0 feed with enclosures for some of the calls.  Permalink to this paragraph

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/250/index.xml  Permalink to this paragraph

We still need a feed with all the calls. We're missing some of the most important ones. But we're making progress, and thanks to the folks at McClatchy for pitching in.  Permalink to this paragraph

Now bloggers have a chance to listen to the campaign spinners in their own words, without interpretation. Permalink to this paragraph

Update: USA Today posts 2 minutes of a Clinton conference call today saying: "we want to make sure you get the full context." No. Wrong. Incorrect. To get the context we'd need the MP3 of the full conference call. Come on guys, let's get over this gatekeeping. We'll all do better if thousands of bloggers can listen to these calls.  Permalink to this paragraph

McClatchy has the full conference call.  Permalink to this paragraph

2/20/08: "Where can I get MP3s of all the conference calls, the day they happen, in full, not spun through the reporters." Permalink to this paragraph

2/21/08: "Four years from now we'll look back at this in amazement that there was a day when campaigns hid their words and ideas behind the filters of the press." Permalink to this paragraph


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