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Gap in Clinton's Speech!?
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- Subject: Gap in Clinton's Speech!?
- From: Jay Fenello <Jay@Fenello.com>
- Date: Thu, 02 Dec 1999 12:56:25 -0500
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I was watching the replay of President
Clinton's speech to the WTO on C-SPAN,
and I noticed an obvious cut in the
I found that curious. Since when does
C-SPAN edit its coverage of presidential
Today, I noticed a similar gap in the
transcripts of his speech!
While other international organizations have sought and not shied from
public participation, when that has happened public support has grown. If
the W.T.O. expects to have public support grow for our endeavors, the
public must see, and hear, and in a very real sense actually join in the
deliberations. That's the only way they can know the process is fair and
know their concerns were at least considered. We've made progress since I
issued this challenge in Geneva last year. But I believe there's more work
to be done, from opening the hearing-room doors to inviting in a more
formal fashion public comment on trade disputes.
. . .
The sooner the W.T.O. opens up the process and lets people representing
those who are outside in, the sooner will see fewer demonstrations, more
constructive debate and a broader level of support in every country for the
direction that every single person in this room knows that we ought to be
taking into the 21st century. So we can do it a little bit now and a little
bit later. We can drag our feet or we can run through an open door.
Can anyone explain what's going on?
New Media Relations
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