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sound bite

A short, poignant statement captured on a recording, often excerpted from a longer speech, interview, press conference, etc., especially as used during a news report or something similar. The sound bite of the president accusing the victims of making false claims has been retweeted over 50 million times. The sound bite used in the news report was taken completely out of context, creating an implication of criminal intent that is completely absence when the full recording is heard.
See also: bite, sound

sound bite

A short, striking, quotable statement well suited to a television news program. For example, He's extremely good at sound bites, but a really substantive speech is beyond him. This slangy expression, first recorded in 1980, originated in political campaigns in which candidates tried to get across a particular message or get publicity by having it picked up in newscasts.
See also: bite, sound
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And in addition to Lavin's ``opportunist'' quote, they had soundbites to show how Lavin's attitude about the whole story was more tongue-in-cheek than genuinely upset.
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Yes, Tony Blair's soundbite, "tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime", may have been clever because it appealed to voters on both the right and left, but sadly New Labour's Thatcherite policies have caused increasing levels of poverty and inequality, and increases in levels of crime.
PERFECT 10 LOWDOWN ON FARMERS IN THE FRAME NAME Eleri Wyn Williams AGE 52 FARMS Parlla Isa, Tywyn FAST FACT Eleri breeds traditional sheepdogs at her farm in Tywyn SOUNDBITE "There are three female competitors and we're all determined to show the men that we can hack it" NAME Geraint Siddall AGE 23 FARMS Bryn Hywydd, Niwbwrch FAST FACT Geraint's dream holiday would be to work on a ranch in America SOUNDBITE "Once the competition begins, then there'll be no friends.
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But I think that as we on the left try to re-imagine what the role of the press--and the left--should be in the age of soundbite journalism and mega-media mergers, we would do well to stand back from Limbaugh's rightwing rhetoric and consider the shrewdness of his approach.
Charles Schumer, another sure bet for a soundbite, was once quoted so many times in a single issue of the The New York Times (he appeared in five different stories) that an editor handed down a memo chiding the reporters.