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Speech Coverage Analysis

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The Los Angeles Times ran an article that was probably meant to cover the joint news conference that wasn't between newly appointed Secretary of State Chuck Hagel and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, but instead covers some inflammatory remarks made in a speech by Karzai at an event celebrating International Women's Day. The reporter decided to take a U.S. angle on the story explaining that due to these ill remarks about the United States, the press conference had been canceled. According to U.S. officials, Karzai's speech was not cited as the cause of the cancellation, but rather security was the issue. The article explained that the visit is Hagel's first visit abroad in his new position. I think that this angle and extra information did a great job framing the story, and is an example of how speeches do not happen in a "vacuum" as we have discussed in class.

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