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  • n  a socially awkward or tactless act

  • Meanwhile, a gaffe, it has been said, is when a politician tells the truth--or more precisely, when he or she accidentally reveals something truthful about what is going on in his .
  • They also enjoy the power of the gaffe to generate stories.
  • In other words, this gaffe will ask if the Glenn Becks and Sean Hannitys are uninformed demagogues, if cable news is entertainment, and how intelligent, reasonable and judicious .
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  • Barack Obama in Washington Post
    Let's not forget, we had 11 people die, and we have an environmental disaster unfolding and an economic disaster unfolding. Let's not be distracted by saying, you know, Joe Barton made this gaffe or this inappropriate comment. Let's focus on what... Lisa Murkowski FOXNews Jun 20, 2010 40783 52286 gaffe Yes, we know what's coming. I'm not naive," Obama said in the North Carolina speech. "We've already seen it . . . pouncing on every gaffe and association and fake controversy, in the hopes that the media will play along."
  • Rahm Emanuel in ABC News (blog)
    That's not a political gaffe, those were prepared remarks. That is a philosophy,Emanuel said on ABC's This Week. "That is an approach to what they see. They see the aggrieved party here is BP, not the fishermen."

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