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Submitted by Lily Steiner (United States), Aug 4, 2005 at 15:34

Dear Daniel,

I appreciate your comments, but the challenge for you is that you are too fair minded and the thing I love about you is the calm and clear way you articulate the truth believing it will prevail. In reality I would love you to take up every media offer and use the forum, particularly with extremists to doggedly ask them the hard questions that show them for who they are, and keep repeating the same question. So your format would be to make a rational statement of fact and ask the question, then when they dodge or deflect, make another statement then ask the same question again in the exactly the same way, so the audience will see it is being avoided.

Your goal should be as much to calmly show these people up, even more so than deliver any new information, and if you can inject a hint of amused patience into your calm style, that indicates that you know the real agenda they are avoiding, it will infuriate them all the more.

warm regards,
Lily
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