Framing the Dialogue

Obama Sells Sea Shells by the Sea Shore

I know that is an odd title, but I have been noticing something about President Obama’s speech patterns that is starting to bug me.  I am not just talking about the content of his leftist views, this about how he speaks.  It is one of those things that I wish that I had not noticed, because it makes it very hard for me to listen to him talk.  Again, I am not talking about his message.

When you listen to him speak, notice that he whistles like a tea kettle when the teleprompter’s words begin or end in an “S” or a “C.”  It is pretty dramatic at times and a little off-putting.  Click this link to listen to a portion of his recent press conference where he answers a question about abortion.  I should probably have used a clip with a less serious topic, but it is a good example of this speech pattern.

I apologize in advance for bringing this to your attention.  If you already disliked the content of his speeches, now you also have to endure the whistler syndrome.

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  1. My Turn At Bat - Framing the Dialogue says:

    […] Obama’s use of the words “I” or “me” a gazillion times or his unusual speech pattern whistling his S’s.  The fact that he is no television every 17 hours giving a speech did not weigh in his favor […]

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