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Ministry of Soundbites: "Actually minister, it doesn't really matter what you say as long as you include a combination of the words 'choice','empowerment' and 'customer focussed'."
'Let me rephrase your question and answer with a 10 second sound bite to catch the next news cycle.'
'I'm not going to lie to you...that's what we have a spin department for.'
"Hey, do you want to be on the news tonight or not? This is a sound bite, not the Gettysburg Address. Just say what you have to say, Senator, and get the hell off."
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"Republican sound bite."
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Press Conference on the Mount: 'That papyrus fragment was taken out of context. I was referring to my wiffle ball...'
'As far as I'm concerned all this talk of 'privatisation' is just a lot of media hype!'
"I don't like soundbites - and you can quote me on that."
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"Can I air quote you on that?"
'Let's get these bite-size snacks to have with our bite-size news.'
'Wait a sec...do you want that comment off the record or out of context?'
'The government doesn't make changes just 'for the sake of it'...we make changes so that we can have an endless stream of populist soundbites for the media.'
'The idea that the government introduces change for the sake of it is nonsense...we also introduce it so we have an endless stream of tabloid friendly headlines and meaningless soundbites.'
"Don't quote me but you took the words right out of my mouth."
"Okay, quote me. I'm on the record."
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"He doesn't really talk yet, but he does some sound bites."
"Now tell me about yourself in a ten second sound bite."
Beware of the Sound Bite.
Cats on the street discuss the 'emotionally distant' issue.
'Please feel free to take me out of context.'
Man chasing microphone.
'I was quoted out of context!'
Press Room: 'Sound bites only beyond this point.'