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Well, I had a question, then also a partial answer to your question.  So going back to essentially the "cartoonification" of a politician when they see a video camera, and they're like "oh!  let me go grab my giant stamp and then let me really simplify the message beyond what it needs to be discussed at."  Something in my experience, I film as many meetings related to shared governance at The Pennsylvania State University that I can, so student governance, the university Board of Trustees, the student newspaper, the whole gamut, and actually what I've seen, gavel to gavel, is that people start becoming more professional, and they start choosing their words more carefully and [they] articulate their positions in really thoughtful ways and it's really been the opposite effect.  I'm wondering if there's any sort of way to knock off [over-]simplification.

George Chriss

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