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October 19, 2011 at 7:23 PM

Think, then speak, Occupy Seattle protesters urged

Hey, protester! Think before you open your mouth.

That’s the advice about how to talk to journalists from one of the speakers at Wednesday night’s general assembly meeting at the Occupy Seattle protest at Westlake Park.

“Always pause and think” before answering a reporter’s question, the speaker said. “Keep it short and on point.”

What you say, he warns, could be “misconstrued” by the media.

And be careful about using the word “we,” the man warned. “You speak only for yourself.”

“If someone asks you a tricky question,” he adds, “you can also respond with the words, ‘no comment.’ If you’re speaking to the media, keep in mind that everything you say reflects on all of us. Even if you don’t use the word, ‘we’.”

I hope I got that right.

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